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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
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.
Investment Policy Monitor No. 18
5 Dec 2017
The Monitor finds that 38 countries took 60 investment policy measures between May and October 2017. The share of liberalisation, promotion and facilitation measures reached 78 per cent - broadly in line with the average in recent years. Developing countries especially in Asia and Africa took the lead in adopting these policies.
The Gambia targets foreign investment and entrepreneurship to create jobs
21 Nov 2017
Investment policy measures recommended by UNCTAD, combined with a national entrepreneurship policy, aim to assist the Gambia in achieving its development objectives.
South-East Europe economies pursue cooperation on investment policy
21 Nov 2017
UNCTAD’s first regional investment policy review develops recommendations to assist the economies of South-East Europe to cooperate on development objectives and diversify investment opportunities
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.
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.
Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
29 Sep 2017
With just 10 weeks until a World Trade Organization summit in Argentina, there is a risk that no global agreement will be made to address the issue of overfishing, an UNCTAD official has told a public meeting at the international body's Geneva base.
Ghana's Vice-President: vital to diversify out of commodities
14 Sep 2017
Ghana's future depends on developing its skill-base with free education for all and a "Marshall Plan" for farmers, according to the West African nation's Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
8 Sep 2017
The Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation Agency, focal point for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) approved a decree on the Management of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. The decree supports and enhances the development and implementation of the 2008 Vietnamese Biodiversity Law of 2008.