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What to do about "vulture funds"? UNCTAD event highlights challenges ahead
11 Dec 2015
A high-level UNCTAD Roundtable recently brought together over 70 participants and experts at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the role played by non-cooperative funds (so-called vulture funds) in sovereign debt markets and debt restructurings.
When the Tide Goes Out: Capital Flows and Financial Shocks in Emerging Markets
8 Dec 2015
Emerging economies are at risk of a major debt crisis as the United States Federal Reserve considers raising its interest rate for the first time since the financial crisis, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
Experts meet to examine debt management in an increasingly unstable global economy
23 Nov 2015
With a growing mountain of global debt remaining at the heart of a highly fragile worldwide economy, experts are meeting in Geneva at the 10th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference on 23–25 November in a context of heightened alerts about threats to future debt sustainability in many emerging and developing economies. Global debt reached an astounding $199 trillion in 2014, up from $21 trillion in 1984.
Ireland's President calls for reform of global debt architecture in light of new development agenda
23 Nov 2015
President Michael Higgins of Ireland has called for a "new institutional architecture" in managing global debt in a keynote address delivered to 10th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference in Geneva on 23 November.
As South-East Asia aims for regional economic integration, UNCTAD holds an ASEAN Regional non-tariff measures workshop
20 Oct 2015
UNCTAD, as a world leader in statistics measuring the effects of non-tariff measures, is expanding and consolidating data collection in different regions. In October it was time for South-East Asia.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
International agencies and experts meet to update classification of non-tariff measures
5 Oct 2015
As trade policy measures shift, expert's meeting in Geneva took stock of past experiences and discussed future challenges and activities with respect to non-tariff measures.
Non-Tariff Measures and Sustainable Development Goals: Direct and Indirect Linkages
21 Sep 2015
The Sustainable Development Goals have multiple and vital linkages to "non-tariff measures" says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief. These non-tariff measures include regulatory policies to protect the environment and human, animal and plant life as well as non-trade barriers that have an effect on developing countries' poverty reduction opportunities.
United Nations General Assembly to vote on debt restructuring principles
9 Sep 2015
In response to Argentina's "vulture funds" crisis and growing concerns about sovereign debt problems elswhere, the United Nations General Assembly tasked UNCTAD with ways to improve sovereign debt restructuring processes.