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The digital economy offers "phenomenal" opportunities
17 Nov 2016
The digital economy offers phenomenal opportunities to engage more individuals and small businesses in the global economy, but it also risks opening up new divides and inequalities unless infrastructure issues are addressed, UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mukhisa Kituyi said.
Global goals offer clear objectives for corporate sustainability reporting, but challenges remain
4 Oct 2016
The private sector has a significant role to play in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and with the establishment of the SDGs in November last year, the accounting community now have a clear set of goals for their reporting on corporate sustainability.
Global economy needs policy overhaul to move beyond sixth straight year of sluggish growth
21 Sep 2016
Getting the world economy back on track requires that global leaders use bolder macroeconomic policies, strengthened regulation of finance and active industrial policies, says UNCTAD Trade and Development Report.
International Day for South-South Cooperation
13 Sep 2016
The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is annually observed on September 12.
Global Enterprise Registration distinguishes Bhutan and Cameroon as top reformers
21 Jul 2016
Bhutan's eRegulations information portal and Cameroon's MyBusiness.cm single window received a Global Enterprise Registration award at the World Investment Forum, held at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi.
Egypt tackling bottlenecks to growth of electronic payments
14 Apr 2016
Egypt is making headway in growing the rate of credit and debit card penetration and galvanizing mobile payments for e-commerce, but bottlenecks remain. Addressing these bottlenecks was the focus of a recent UNCTAD/World Bank fact-finding mission to assess the status of payments for e-commerce in the country.
International Day of Happiness
20 Mar 2016
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in 2015: "The pursuit of happiness is serious business". Nowadays this "business" is carefully measured and is used as a barometer of life quality. In fact, many argue that "happiness" combines to give a better picture of human wellbeing than do other individual indicators, such as, income, poverty, education, health or good government.
Finalists of the Empretec Women in Business Awards announced
18 Mar 2016
The awards celebrate exceptional businesswomen who have benefitted from UNCTAD's global entrepreneurship training network, Empretec, and have become role models due to their outstanding achievements in running micro and small businesses. Since its launch in 1988, the Empretec programme has trained and motivated more than 350,000 entrepreneurs in more than 37 countries.