Tag: Development

UNCTAD’s Director ‘Invents’ Cure For Climate Crisis, Social & Economic Development

Director of the Globalisation and Development Strategies Division of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAN), Richard Kozul-Wright, has made a strong case for a coordinated global investment programme to tackle the twin challenge of delivering social and economic development while stabilising the climate.


UNCTAD Tasks Angolan President On Reforms, Urges Transparency

Angola’s new President, João Lourenço, is currently embarking on reforms aimed at fostering a dynamic local entrepreneurial sector. But, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says his success will ultimately be judged by the fortunes of citizens like Alcino António, a kupapata micro-entrepreneur in the country’s capital city, Luanda. Alcino collects scrap metal to sell to Fabrimetal, an Angolan steel manufacturer. It is a physically taxing job that begins at dawn.