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COP22: Geneva-based agencies highlight important role of trade in addressing climate change
12 Nov 2016
Trade has an important role to play in addressing climate change and helping countries meet their commitments to the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November. This was the main message by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) at an event today (12 November) at United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22).
Policy makers should use trade in the fight against climate change
10 Nov 2016
National governments should take a closer look at the ways in which trade can help spread the use of green technologies and therefore to tackle climate change, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on Thursday.
Freight transport growing fast, but needs more climate efficiency
2 Nov 2016
Trade-related freight transport is expected to grow by a factor of 4.3 between 2010 and 2050, but addressing climate change requires that it become more energy efficient, an UNCTAD official said, outlining a series of solutions ahead of an UNCTAD meeting at COP 22 on freight efficiency.
UNCTAD issues new investment facilitation advice
23 Sep 2016
While analysts warning that the global investment slowdown will have repercussions for the global economy, UNCTAD has updated its advice on investment facilitation, helping countries to make it easier for investors to establish or expand their investments, as well as conduct their day-to-day business.
Cities need to institutionalize investment promotion and facilitation to attract investment for development
22 Jul 2016
UNCTAD and UN-Habitat convene leaders to explore means of mobilizing finance required for cities.
UNCTAD, UNAIDS, and African Union Health and Trade Ministers sign Nairobi Statement on Investment in Access to Medicines
22 Jul 2016
UNCTAD Secretary General Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, UNAIDS Executive Director Mr. Michel Sidibé, African Union Commissioner for Trade and Industry, Ms. Fatima Acyl, and Drs. Cleopa Mailu and Rob Davies, respectively Cabinet Secretary of the Health Ministry in Kenya and South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry signed the Nairobi Statement on Investment in Access to Medicines at a meeting of the World Investment Forum, held in the context of the fourteenth UNCTAD ministerial in Nairobi, Kenya this week.
Investment promotion agencies honoured at UNCTAD14
19 Jul 2016
IPAs from India, Lesotho, and South Africa win UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards at the World Investment Forum in Nairobi, Kenya
Growth in global imports of information and communications technology slows to five-year low
29 Jan 2016
Global imports of information and communications technology (ICT) goods grew by only 1% in 2014, the latest year for which figures are available, the lowest rate of growth compared to the preceding five years, newly released UNCTAD data show. Developing countries, and those countries changing from a centrally planned economy to a market economy, accounted for more than half (57%) of total global imports, which reached a value of $2.1 trillion.