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Des institutions multilatérales... pour quoi faire et pour quels résultats ?
20 Dec 2017
Écrit parIsabelle Durant, Secrétaire générale adjointe de la CNUCED
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.
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.
Austerity doesn’t work: a new way forward needed
18 Sep 2017
The shortcomings of austerity measures were laid bare today at an UNCTAD meeting, pressing home the message of the organization’s new Trade and Development Report.
United Nations urges end to austerity, calls for ambition to rebalance global economy and achieve prosperity for all
14 Sep 2017
The global economy appears stuck on its path to recovery. A new UNCTAD report, the Trade and Development Report 2017: Beyond Austerity - Towards a Global New Deal, sets out an ambitious alternative policy route to build more inclusive and caring economies.