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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.
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.
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
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.
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.