UNCTAD marks World #Statistics Day 20 October 2016

Geneva, 20 October 2016 – Effective new policies that create jobs, improve wellbeing and drive social development will depend on reliable, timely and impartial statistics, the head of UNCTAD’s statistics and information branch said in a statement marking World Statistics Day on 20 October. “But it will also be necessary to cultivate an appreciation or… Read More UNCTAD marks World #Statistics Day 20 October 2016

Culture makes money | UNCTAD Report series

The creative and cultural industries (CCIs) are one of the most dynamic sectors worldwide. According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), trade in creative goods and services currently amounts to 592 billion US dollars and accounts for almost 3.7% of global trade. Even during the financial crisis, CCIs have proved exceptionally… Read More Culture makes money | UNCTAD Report series

UNCTAD releases book ”Road to Rio +20”

UNCTAD has published the first in a series of volumes focusing on issues pertinent to ”green” economic growth – a low-carbon, resource-efficient approach to development intended to raise living standards in sustainable fashion while combating climate change and conserving biodiversity. The intent is to give practical expression to the concept of sustainable development adopted at… Read More UNCTAD releases book ”Road to Rio +20”

UNCTAD releases book ''Road to Rio +20''

UNCTAD has published the first in a series of volumes focusing on issues pertinent to ”green” economic growth – a low-carbon, resource-efficient approach to development intended to raise living standards in sustainable fashion while combating climate change and conserving biodiversity. The intent is to give practical expression to the concept of sustainable development adopted at… Read More UNCTAD releases book ''Road to Rio +20''

Key development challenges facing the Least Developed Countries

A new approach is necessary if the world’s most poverty-stricken countries are to escape their predicament, speakers said this afternoon in opening a two-day UNCTAD meeting of experts, which aims to spur ideas for 2011 conference on Least Developed Countries. UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi said experience has shown that outside efforts to help LDCs must… Read More Key development challenges facing the Least Developed Countries

UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2007-2008

The Information Economy Report 2008 reveals that although most developing countries remain far behind industrialized nations in availability and use of information and communication technology (ICT), some are emerging as major global suppliers of ICT products and services. The report analyses the current – and potential – contribution of ICT to knowledge creation and diffusion.… Read More UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2007-2008