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  • UNCTAD, which is the principle organ of the UN General Assembly and was founded in 1964 in Geneva, has as its central aim the acceleration of economic growth and development, particularly in developing countries.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Press officials at UNCTAD, which is holding its ninth session in Midrand, north of here, said Chang Sher-jong, Johannesburg correspondent for the official Central News Agency, could not cover its meeting because Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Supachai, the head of the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development, known as UNCTAD, said in an interview with The Associated Press that it's past time to promote economic growth that eradicates inequality.

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  • Designed through collaboration among three United Nations agencies, namely UNCTAD, ILO, and UNESCO, the initiative is funded by the European Commission as part of the EU-ACP support programme for cultural industries.


  • Secondly, we've asked for a hard look at the mandates of a number of existing bodies -- some of them such as UNCTAD and UNIDO are specifically mentioned in the communique -- to see whether they are still relevant.

    Briefing By Spero Tarullo And Summers

  • The chief of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says pressuring China to revalue its currency could stall the global economic recovery.

    UN: Rapid Rise in China's Yuan Could Stall Global Recovery

  • But UNCTAD said it rose strongly in the first half of this year, and at $352 billion was up 38% from the first six months of 2010.

    Germany, France See Declines in Foreign-Investment Flows

  • Global FDI flows rose by 2% from the second half of last year, but UNCTAD said the total for 2011 is likely to be 25% below peak levels, which were reached in 2007, before the onset of the financial crisis.

    Germany, France See Declines in Foreign-Investment Flows

  • UNCTAD's proposed solution is that German wages should now rise rapidly, which sounds like a bit of a vote-winner.

    The World Isn't Up to Global Coordination

  • UNCTAD Secretary-General Suapchai Panitchpakdii said Friday that international pressure on China to revalue its currency is counterproductive.

    UN: Rapid Rise in China's Yuan Could Stall Global Recovery


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