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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.
Eighteenth Report on G20 Investment Measures
9 Nov 2017
The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that investment policy measures taken by G20 Members were mostly geared towards greater openness for foreign investment. At the same time, there has been an increase in policies related to national security.
Occupied Palestinian Territory: a vicious cycle of economic collapse
19 Sep 2017
Fifty years of occupation has driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty, delegates at UNCTAD talks heard today, as the key messages of the organization's new report on its assistance to the Palestinian people were underscored.
Integrating SMEs into value chains can boost development
13 Sep 2017
Small business comes in many different forms but for millions of people around the world it is a route out of poverty and a chance at a better life.
Fifty years of occupation have driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty
12 Sep 2017
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It is the longest occupation in recent history. For the Palestinian people, these have been five decades of de-development, suppressed human potential and denial of the right to development. There is no end in sight, according to this year's report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people.
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.
The occupied Palestinian territory: A case of an imposed resource gap
4 May 2017
Since 1967, the occupation by Israel of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, has distorted the Palestinian economy. A new UNCTAD study says that the impact of Israeli security, military, political and economic measures in the region have created a huge resource gap. As a result, domestic production is far lower than domestic consumption and investment.