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COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed
23 Apr 2020
The coronavirus pandemic hits developing countries at a time when they have already been struggling with unsustainable debt burdens for many years, as well as with rising health needs. UNCTAD calls for $1 trillion in debt relief.
Investment flows to Europe slump to 15-year low as US tax reforms spur earnings repatriation
12 Jun 2019
Prospects upbeat for modest growth this year.
Fostering investment in the development of new antibacterial treatments
20 Nov 2018
An event on fostering investment in the development of new antibacterial treatments was held on 23 October 2018 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva during the World Investment Forum (WIF).
South Africa adopts new IP policy improving access to medicine
31 May 2018
UNCTAD applauds the decision of South Africa's Cabinet to approve the first phase of a new intellectual property policy that paves the way to better access to medicine in the country.
United States tax act could lead to repatriation of $2 trillion of overseas investment
5 Feb 2018
The United States tax reform bill will have significant implications for global FDI patterns, affecting multinational enterprises and foreign affiliates accounting for almost 50% of global foreign direct investment stock.
Fighting the war on antibiotic resistance with new investment schemes -- Q&A with Christoph Spennemann
20 Oct 2017
With medical experts warning of a "post-antibiotic apocalypse", UNCTAD legal officer Christoph Spennemann explains why joint public-private investment is the missing weapon in the war against the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz backs UNCTAD's work on debt workouts
10 Apr 2015
A workshop on a multilateral legal framework for debt restructuring processes took place on March 31st 2015, at Columbia University in New York City.
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.