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Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report
8 Sep 2020
Strategic government spending on goods and services can increase the uptake of sustainability standards in the wake of COVID-19, driving our sustainable development ambitions.
COVID-19 will likely transform global production, says UN report
16 Jun 2020
New UNCTAD report shows reshoring, diversification and regionalization will drive restructuring of global value chains in the coming years.
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.
Luxembourg named best place to shop online
22 Apr 2016
Luxembourg retained its position at the top of the latest UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index measuring the underlying capability of 137 economies to support online shopping and other business-to-consumer electronic commerce.
Global value chains under scrutiny at UNCTAD Commodities Forum
25 Mar 2014
Only 8% of the value created by international supply chains flows to 100-plus developing countries, analysis by UNCTAD suggests, placing the role of "global value chains" in developing countries' strategies among discussions to be held at UNCTAD’s upcoming Global Commodities Forum.
Global imports of information technology goods approach $2 trillion, UNCTAD figures show
12 Feb 2014
The mobile telephone revolution in developing countries continues to drive global trade in information and communication technology goods, with China pre-eminent as the world's top trader in all categories of the sector.
UNCTAD Chief says investment outlook subdued, urges investment for sustainable development
9 Sep 2013
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi warned Sunday that the road to global investment recovery remains bumpy, with investors reluctant to expand their businesses in the face of widespread economic fragility and policy uncertainty. According to the UNCTAD World Investment Report, global foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2012 contracted by 18 per cent.
World Investment Report 2013: Global Value-Chains: Investment and Trade for Development
26 Jun 2013
The WIR 2013 presents the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) and contains in-depth analysis of policy developments, investment prospects, and key emerging issues related to investment -- including financial flows via offshore centres, and divestments.
Commonwealth of Independent States countries briefed on information economy statistics
7 May 2013
UNCTAD has held a session on measuring the information economy, at a regional International Telecommunication Union (ITU) workshop for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
UNCTAD briefs New York-based delegates and civil society on new investment policy framework
8 Feb 2013
More than 70 delegates and civil society representatives attended the presentation of UNCTAD's new Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development (IPFSD) at the UN headquarters in New York.