Two years after the 2012 Rio+20 Conference, UNCTAD is pleased to announce the launching of its publication entitled of "The Road from Rio+20: Towards Sustainable Development Goals". This publication is the fourth in a projected series that is part of UNCTAD's contribution to the Rio Conference and its outcome.

The Trade and Development Report 2014: Global Governance and Policy Space for Development examines recent trends in the global economy, with a focus on growth, trade and commodity prices.

The fact that oceans and seas matter for sustainable development is undeniable. Oceans and seas cover over two thirds of the earth's surface, provide food and minerals, generate oxygen, absorb greenhouse gases and keep in check climate change, determine weather patterns and temperatures, and serve as highways for sea-borne international trade.

Investment is a major driver of long-run growth and development. It is necessary to build productive capacities, transform the structure of economies, generate employment and reduce poverty. Over the past decade, African countries have had relatively good economic growth performance.

Investment is a major driver of long-run growth and development. It is necessary to build productive capacities, transform the structure of economies, generate employment and reduce poverty. Over the past decade, African countries have had relatively good economic growth performance.

This edition of the World Investment Report provides valuable analysis that can inform global discussions on how to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals and shape a long-range vision for a more sustainable future beyond 2015.

UNCTAD’s World Investment Prospects Survey 2013–2015 provides an outlook on future trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) by the largest transnational corporations (TNCs).

UNCTAD’s World Investment Prospects Survey 2013–2015 provides an outlook on future trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) by the largest transnational corporations (TNCs).

Developing and developed countries alike need a paradigm shift in agricultural development: from a "green revolution" to a "truly ecological intensification" approach.

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.

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