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Investing in new ventures must mean creating more and better jobs
26 Oct 2018
The world has 'lost the plot' over the link between jobs and socio-economic progress, and investors need to back pro-employment policies, experts told the World Investment Forum.
UN launches one stop shop for development finance
25 Oct 2018
A new UNCTAD-hosted portal aims to gather best practices to help plug the trillion-dollar annual gap in financing for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Netherlands and UNCTAD sign $6m Strategic Partnership Agreement
23 Oct 2018
The Netherlands pledges $6 million over four years to support UNCTAD’s innovative investment and e-commerce activities, the partners announced at the World Investment Forum.
Global foreign direct investment flows fell sharply in 2017
6 Jun 2018
Negative trend is sign of slowdown in international production and global value chains, World Investment Report 2018 reveals.
Energy is ‘golden thread’ linking development goals, says UN deputy
6 Jun 2018
Amina J. Mohammed, the United Nations deputy secretary-general, said access to modern, clean energy is the common denominator underpinning most Sustainable Development Goals.
A solar lamp can transform a community, UN commission hears
17 May 2018
A manager of the organization Solar Sister says that affordable, clean energy products can reduce poverty, curb household pollution and empower women in rural areas.
Digital skills are not optional in today’s tech-savvy world
15 May 2018
Labour markets and educational needs are being transformed for women and young people by the onslaught of fast-moving technological change, a United Nations commission hears
Rapid technological change threatens to outpace public policy
14 May 2018
The pitfalls and benefits of new technology must be grasped by the international community if governments plan to exploit it for inclusive growth, UN meeting hears.
We must control our devices, acclaimed scientists tell UN meeting
14 May 2018
A conversation between mathematician Sir Roger Penrose of Oxford University and Swiss chemist Jacques Dubochet spotlights the need for ethics and caution in scientific innovation.