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Ministerial roundtable calls for "Aid for Investment"
23 Dec 2015
At a session on Boosting Investment in Productive Capacities during UNCTAD's events on the margins of the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO, ministers discussed investment in the development of productive capacities in developing countries, especially Africa.
Launch of Kenya's investment facilitation e-platform leads to top rating on the Global Enterprise Registration index
23 Dec 2015
On the margins of the 10th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference, UNCTAD, in collaboration with the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) launched eRegulations - Kenya's first e-platform for investment facilitation, as the country endeavors to enhance ease of doing business.
The Continental Free Trade Area: making it work for Africa
15 Dec 2015
African leaders need to think critically about the opportunity presented by the Continental Free Trade Area in taking forward the agenda to boosting intra-African trade and to delivering prosperity for its people, 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.
Uneven trade is a persistent development challenge requiring policy attention, said UNCTAD before the UN General Assembly
10 Nov 2015
UNCTAD presented its report on international trade and development before the United Nations General Assembly, highlighting the trade inequality that persists between countries and warrants urgent policy attention.
Nordic Capital Markets Join Global Movement for Sustainable Development
4 Nov 2015
Today, eight stock exchanges from Nordic countries joined the UN’s Sustainable Stock Exchanges initiative. The announcement came at a special gathering of the region’s exchanges in Helsinki, Finland, organized by UNCTAD, UN Global Compact, UNEP Finance Initiative and Principles for Responsible Investment, and hosted by Nasdaq Helsinki. Now with more than half of the world’s major exchanges involved, stock exchanges are emerging as a powerful voice for responsible business.
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.
Broadening the Sources of Growth in Africa: The Role of Investment
7 Oct 2015
A new UNCTAD Policy Brief argues that enhancing the contribution of investment to the growth and development process in Africa will require three complementary policy measures: boosting the level and rate of investment; improving the productivity of new and existing investment; and ensuring that investment goes to strategic sectors deemed crucial for economic transformation and the realization of national development goals.
Access to Financial Services as a Driver for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
14 Sep 2015
Effective use and access of available, affordable, convenient, quality, and sustainable financial services contributes to poverty reduction and economic and social development, say UNCTAD in a new Policy Brief.
More than 50 African trade-in-services negotiators and officials trained under UNCTAD partnership with the African Union Commission
3 Sep 2015
A training workshop for English-speaking African trade negotiators and officials for services negotiations was carried out by UNCTAD under the African Continental Free Trade Area initiative in August.