Displaying results 1 - 10 of 20
Diversify or fail: African countries with big mining sectors welcome new UNCTAD / FAO report
21 Dec 2017
Commodities and Development Report 2017 presented at mining meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
UNODC-UNCTAD Expert Consultation on the SDG Indicator on Illicit financial flows - Vienna, December 12 - 14, 2017
18 Dec 2017
The international workshop, jointly organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was held at the Vienna International Centre.
Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies
11 Dec 2017
Without policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns.
Ethiopia, Mauritius and Spain honoured for promoting investment in Sustainable Development Goals
22 Nov 2017
UNCTAD honours best practice in promoting international investment by recognizing agencies from Ethiopia, Mauritius and Spain. Each agency has spurred private investment in developing countries that will boost economic activity and hasten the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Tax avoidance threatens development agenda, meeting told
10 Nov 2017
Tax avoidance like that highlighted by the Paradise Papers is among the threats to the economic and social aspirations of the international community – embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals – since tax not paid denies an important stream of financing, experts meeting with United Nations member States in Geneva this week said.
Corporate performance indicators crucial for economic development
3 Nov 2017
Experts meet in Geneva from 1-3 November, to discuss the latest issues in international standards of accounting and reporting, including environmental and social corporate governance disclosure.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development raised the bar - Business as usual is not an option
30 Oct 2017
Two years into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, legitimate concerns remain as to whether trade will play its meaningful role in delivering prosperity for all. The global economy may well be picking up, but it is not yet taking off. Export performance remains unprecedentedly weak, global demand limited, and job creation insufficient.
Mining industry must spread social and environmental progress to small-scale mines
17 Oct 2017
Global mining companies have made strides in cleaning up their act, but industry progress has yet to reach artisanal and small-scale mines, where the worst health, social and environmental ills continue to thrive, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has said at an international mining forum.
Green energy could help developing countries diversify their economies
12 Oct 2017
Green energy could help developing countries that are too dependent on commodities exports diversify their economies and reduce their vulnerabilities to volatile markets, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has said in Geneva at an international meeting on commodities.
Investor uncertainty looms over sustainable development goals
10 Oct 2017
A changing investment policy landscape has investors feeling uncertain at a stage when the world's most vulnerable economies desperately need foreign cash, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has told an international meeting on investment convening this week in Geneva.