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Market access for services exports from least developed countries needs to get real, MC11 hears
20 Dec 2017
The World Trade Organization’s services waiver exists on paper, but LDCs have yet to exploit in practice.
All goods are not created equal: a Q&A on rules of origin with Stefano Inama
8 Dec 2017
Ahead of WTO MC11, the UNCTAD expert explains why global trade is increasingly discriminatory, and what’s at stake for Least Developed Countries.
Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy
22 Nov 2017
Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap, says The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access.
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.
Experts discuss how to build productive capacities in the least developed countries
6 Nov 2017
Experts, meeting at UNCTAD, will assess what progress has been made by the least developed countries vis-à-vis the goals set out in the Istanbul Programme of Action related to building productive capacities and doubling their share in global exports, while enhancing benefits from global trade.
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.
UNCTAD Secretary-General targets trade barriers and calls for decisions to turn into action
11 Sep 2017
Reducing barriers to trade and achieving true development for all countries were issues in the spotlight as a major meeting of experts in commerce, investment and policy got underway in Geneva today.