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From Bhutan's red rice to goat meat from Mozambique, unique products can boost exports from the poorest countries
9 Dec 2016
Natural, heritage products, if protected and marketed well, could become a bigger source of revenue for many Least Developed Countries. Many of these countries are dangerously dependent on commodity exports and must diversify their economies.
End fishing subsidies to protect millions of jobs in developing countries
5 Dec 2016
Developing countries can protect millions of fisheries-related jobs by negotiating an end to fishing subsidies at a top-level World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting scheduled for December 2017, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on Wednesday.
Investment Laws: A Widespread Tool for the Promotion and Regulation of Foreign Investment
22 Nov 2016
For many countries investments laws are a core policy instrument to promote and regulate investment. Together with international investment agreements (IIAs), they constitute the basic legal framework for cross-border investment in many countries. Often, these laws and IIAs contain similar provisions.
Job creation in South East Europe needs reform and harmonization of investment policies
21 Nov 2016
Reforming and harmonizing investment policies in South East Europe will help to attract investors, a senior regional official said, at a meeting in Geneva on Thursday to discuss economic cooperation on investment into the region.
Agribusiness, textiles, and tourism offer job opportunities for Tajikistan
17 Nov 2016
Tajikistan could boost growth and create more jobs by attracting investment to the agribusiness, textiles, and tourism sectors, says UNCTAD's investment policy review of the country, presented in Geneva on Tuesday.
Investors see opportunity in Kyrgyzstan
17 Nov 2016
Kyrgyzstan could create more jobs and reduce youth migration by attracting more investment into its agriculture, textiles, and tourism sectors, but investors will be looking for more stability, says UNCTAD's investment policy review of the country, presented on Tuesday.
G20 Members not raising barriers to investment, joint UNCTAD-OECD report says
10 Nov 2016
Respecting commitments made at their Hangzhou summit in September, G20 members are not raising new barriers to investment, according to a joint report released on Thursday by UNCTAD and the OECD.
Investment policy monitor: new laws, liberalizing measures, and international agreements
4 Nov 2016
Some 36 countries took a total 53 investment policy measures in the six-month period between May and October this year, most of them relating to the foreign investment and most of them were liberalizing in nature, according to UNCTAD's latest Investment Policy Monitor.
UNCTAD marks World Statistics Day: 'Better Data, Better Lives'
20 Oct 2016
Effective new policies that create jobs, improve wellbeing and drive social development will depend on reliable, timely and impartial statistics, the head of UNCTAD's statistics and information branch said in a statement marking World Statistics Day.
Too many boats chasing too few fish, subsidies need reform - Q&A with Aimee Gonzales of WWF
23 Sep 2016
In July, some 90 countries signed up to an UNCTAD-FAO-UNEP roadmap towards ending harmful fishing subsidies. Some non-governmental organizations also signed up, including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Aimee Gonzales, WWF's ecosystems goods and services manager, explains why the initiative is so important.