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Trade Liberalization can reduce Poverty, New UNCTAD book indicates
Trade Liberalization and Poverty in India, an UNCTAD publication launched at UNCTAD XI concludes that trade liberalization can help reduce the number of people living below the poverty line but cannot substitute for social spending.
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Developing Countries Launch New Round of Trade Negotiations
Developing-country ministers meeting in São Paulo for UNCTAD XI last night launched the third round of trade negotiations under the Global System of Trade Preferences Among Developing Countries (GSTP).
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UNCTAD´s ASYCUDAWorld takes off
The fourth version of UNCTAD's automated system for Customs -- dubbed ASYCUDAWorld -- is now taking off in Europe. Moldova is the first country to implement ASYCUDAWorld, with live operation planed by year-end. UNCTAD expects that ASYCUDAWorld, which ...
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UNCTAD launches a Partnership on Information and Communication Technologies
UNCTAD is launching a new partnership on Information and Communication Technologies for Development. The objective of the partnership is build concrete strategies to improve access to and use of ICT applications to enhance the economic ...
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UNCTAD Virtual Institute on Trade And Development | Launch of new partnership with academia
Selected universities from across the globe will meet in São Paulo, Brazil, on 17 June to launch the UNCTAD Virtual Institute on Trade and Development.
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Global System of Trade Preferences
The Agreement on the Global System of Trade Preferences Among Developing Countries (GSTP) was established in 1988 as a framework for the exchange of trade preferences among developing countries in order to promote intra-developing-country trade. ...
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UNCTAD joins global E-Policy Resource Network (Epol-Net) | Issued jointly by UNCTAD and ePol-Net
UNCTAD is joining the Global ePolicy Resource Network (ePol-NET – www.epol-net.org) as a partner.
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UNCTAD and IFAC Launch Joint Activities to Strenghten The Accounting Profession
UNCTAD and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) today launched a cooperation agreement. The two organizations share the objectives of achieving greater transparency and accountability with a view ...
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WAIPA awards business linkage programmes | Brazilian investment promotion agency praised for "Buy in Minas" programme
Investment promotion agencies (IPAs) from Thailand, Ghana and Brazil yesterday received awards for programmes that promote linkages between international companies and domestic enterprises. The prizes were handed out on the opening day of the 2004 ...
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UNCTAD Biotrade Initiative announces three partnerships to promote nature conservation and biodiversity business
UNCTAD today announced new partnerships in support of biotrade in Brazil, Ecuador and the Amazon region. "BioTrade" stands for the trade in products and services derived from biodiversity, such as medical plants extracts, whose production processes ...
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CNUCED XI: l'investissement étranger direct a besoin de structures et de capacités nationales solides pour être un catalyseur de la compétitivité | [en français seulement]
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Secretary-General addresses Council for Least Developed Countries | (Reissued as received.)
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UNCTAD Publishes Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures
UNCTAD today announced the publication of Development and Globalization: Facts and Figures, a statistical reference book that addresses the main themes of UNCTAD XI.
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UNCTAD XI and the Gender Implications of the multilateral trading system | Round Table on Trade and Gender, 15 June
In conjunction with the High-level Round Table on Trade and Gender, which takes place today in São Paulo as part of UNCTAD XI, the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Gender and Trade is launching Trade and Gender ...
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Fourth Meeting of the UNCTAD/ICC Investment Advisory Council
Government and business leaders meeting today in São Paulo at the fourth meeting of the Investment Advisory Council (IAC) with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan proposed ......
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Statement of Secretary-General to Civil Society Forum in Brazil | (Reissued as received.)
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UNCTAD opens eleventh session in Sao Paolo, highlighting importance of trade among developing countries
Speakers Include Presidents of Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay; Prime Minister of Thailand, UN Secretary-General, General Assembly President
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Service offshoring takes off in Europe | Nearly half of Europe's top firms plan more offshoring
Four out of 10 European firms have begun to relocate service operations offshore, according to the first comprehensive survey on the offshoring strategies of leading European companies released today. The survey, conducted jointly by UNCTAD and ...
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Secretary-General's remarks to Group of 77 meeting in Sao Paulo | (Reissued as received.)
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At opening of UNCTAD ministerial meeting in Brazil, Secretary-General calls for increased south-south trade cooperation
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La CNUCED XI doit susciter l'élan nécessaire à la réussite des négociations de l'OMC sur le cycle du développement lancé en 2001 à Doha
L'approche développementale du commerce et de la pauvreté ainsi que le lien entre le développement et l'accumulation des capitaux au centre des discussions
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Decline in FDI Flows to Latin America and the Caribbean is bottoming out | Releases World Investment Directory 2004
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Latin America and the Caribbean declined in 2003 for the fourth consecutive year, from $109 billion in 1999 to $49 billion in 2003. Flows slumped in 18 of the region's 40 economies, according to the WID ...
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Technology Fair of the Future
The inaugural ceremony of the Technology Fair of the Future, organized jointly by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in cooperation with the Brazilian ...
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"Assurer la cohérence entre les visions nationale et internationale du commerce et du développement", thème principal de la CNUCED XI
Les 192 Etats membres de la CNUCED, représentés à haut niveau, sont attendus à Sao Paulo du 13 au 18 juin
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Challenges and opportunities of world trade: Rio Trade Week examines gains for developing countries | UNCTAD XI -- Rio Trade Week, Rio de Janeiro, 7-12 June
The challenges and opportunities of world trade for developing countries in this century of economic globalization will be highlighted by the Rio Trade Week, 7-12 June. The programme will also ...
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UNCTAD interactive sessions explore links between trade and poverty, economic development and capital accumulation | Foreign Minister of Brazil Elected President of Current Session
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Retailers to meet with women entrepreneurs
How business can be used as a route to poverty reduction and gender equality.
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National, International Dimensions of Trade on the Agenda in Brazil
UNCTAD´s eleventh conference next year will look at an increasingly critical issue in today´s interdependent world: the link between the national and international dimensions of trade and development.
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Brazil to host UNCTAD XI in June 2004
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