GENEVA: Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), announced on Monday that one billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty in

India and other developing countries that have sustained their strong growth because of domestic demand could be affected by impending recession in developed economies, a UN agency has said warning

High and volatile prices for key commodities, including food products, could spark unrest in poor countries, warned the heads of the WTO and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Premila Nazareth Satyanand

Policymakers and business leaders might find it useful to leaf through UNCTAD's just-released World Investment Report 2010: Investing in a Low-Carbon Economy.

Premila Nazareth Satyanand
Twelve of the world

The report highlights three specific areas in which the global economy experienced systemic failures. While there are many more facets to the crisis, UNCTAD examines here some of those that it considers to be the core areas to be tackled immediately by international economic policy-makers because they can only be addressed through recognition of their multilateral dimensions.

Bs Reporter / New Delhi September 05, 2008, 0:42 IST

In yet another forecast that India

The development agenda of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development has undergone modifications that are unfavourable for developing nations. Can the recent Accra Accord change this? How can UNCTAD be better enabled to address critical development issues?

A healthy cocktail of financial and market inclusion with an appropriate dose of required policy changes would do wonders not only for economic growth but also economic development, say V Shunmugam & Yogesh Kochhar

This paper examines some important causes and challenges of the global food crisis, from a developmental perspective. Possible responses to this crisis are discussed pertaining to trade, investment and agricultural policies and measures at the national, regional and international levels. UNCTAD's potential contribution in addressing the crisis is highlighted in this context.