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Poverty trap leaves least developed countries ever further behind
13 Dec 2016
Global poverty is increasingly concentrated among a group of 48 countries, which are falling further behind the rest of the world in terms of economic development, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday by UNCTAD.
Lower oil prices threaten Timor-Leste graduation from "least developed" status
7 Dec 2016
The collapse in oil prices has been painful for Timor-Leste and for many other commodity-dependent countries, and now threatens Timor-Leste's graduation from least developed country status.
Q&A with Adriana Riccardi, head of Uruguay's competition authority
27 Oct 2016
In 2015, the Uruguayan competition authority requested an UNCTAD peer review of the country's competition law and policy.
Q&A with Ariel Ezrachi, Professor of Competition Law, Oxford
24 Oct 2016
In a new book, Professor Ariel Ezrachi looks at how online commerce is challenging classical notions of competitive markets
Tactics by 'Big Pharma' to be discussed at global meeting on competition policy
14 Oct 2016
Potentially anticompetitive practices in the pharmaceutical industry are among topics to be discussed at a global meeting on competition next week in Geneva.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will need healthy competition and consumer protection too
12 Oct 2016
The textbooks have it that markets produce the best results, but anti-competitive practices such as cartels and abuses of market power, as well as unscrupulous individuals, mean that governments have been regulating competition as far back as 2,000 years ago, when the Romans introduced a law - the Lex Julia de Annona - to ensure that corn sales were fair.
70 years of work on Competition Law and Policy in the United Nations (1946-2016)
17 Jul 2016
A commemorative exhibition will be launch at UNCTAD 14 on Wednesday 20 July, followed by four official competition-related events.
UNCDF and UNCTAD Renew Joint Work on Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries
27 May 2016
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UNCTAD have announced a commitment to strengthen their joint work on policy research and analysis; technical cooperation; and capacity building. Working more closely together, they aim to improve further their support for the world's 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) from the earliest stages of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Thematic High-level Event on Economic Transformation of Least Developed Countries, Antalya, 28 May 2016
23 May 2016
UNCTAD and the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) will hold a joint high-level event on "Fostering structural economic progress toward graduation from LDC status".
Member States decide upon UNCTAD's COMPAL III technical cooperation activities for 2016-2017
4 Apr 2016
The programme agreed upon by the sixteen Latin American Member States of UNCTAD's COMPAL III focuses on capacity and consensus building, and also reaches out to the private sector to strengthen cooperation among institutions and increase confidence in markets.