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Opening up, Iran has opportunity to commercialize its science and technology skills
6 Dec 2016
The Islamic Republic of Iran has developed the science and technology skills necessary to be a global player in more than oil and gas, but must invest more in innovation to compete effectively in the global economy, according to an UNCTAD report.
Seaborne shipping grows at slowest pace since 2009, future remains uncertain
7 Nov 2016
Seaborne shipments passed 10 billion tons for the first time ever in 2015, up 2.1 per cent from 9.8 billion tons the year before, the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2016 says, noting that this is the slowest pace of growth in the industry since 2009 and that future growth looks uncertain.
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.
Harnessing Emerging Technological Breakthroughs for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
15 Jan 2016
Effective global partnerships, sufficient financing and close cooperation between Governments and the private sector will be indispensable to harness the evolving global innovation and technology landscape and deliver the policy response required to achieve prosperity for all while preserving the planet, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.