COVID-19: UNCTAD warns of ‘lost decade’ if countries adopt austerity
UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2020 says coordinated public action is urgently needed for a better economic recovery.
Bold public spending only way to recover better from COVID-19
Raising wages, squeezing corporate rents key to recovery from COVID-19
UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2020 warns that the global economy has grown more fragile, marred by deeper inequalities.
Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery
UNCTAD15, the UN trade and development body's fifteenth quadrennial conference, will take place under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” as the world seeks solutions for a global new normal.
UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries
End austerity – and kickstart Martin Luther King’s revolution of values
Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
UNCTAD Inter-governmental body discusses reform of international investment agreements
On 16 September, more than a 100 policymakers from government, private sector and international and civil society organizations discussed UNCTAD’s "Roadmap for Reform of the International Investment Regime".
Member States and civil society examine questions raised at 2014 World Investment Forum
Reform of the International Investment Agreements (IIA) regime returned to the UNCTAD agenda during a three day Expert Meeting in February, with member States and civil society calling for new approaches to drafting and implementing the agreements.
UNCTAD releases review of trends in investment agreements and investor-State dispute settlement
In 2014, countries concluded one international investment agreement every other week. Investors continue to use investor-State dispute settlement, but the number of new cases does not reach the record high of previous years.