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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.

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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.