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"From Whose Decisions to Whose Actions?" Reflections on UNCTAD 14, Youth Participation and Development

By Matthew Ayibakuro

It has been just over two weeks since I joined over two hundred youths from all over the world in Nairobi for the Youth Forum of the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.   983 more words


Showcasing the Important Role of the Youth at UNCTAD 14

Ken Fullerton:

Nairobi, Kenya recently played host to the 14th edition of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. What made the event particularly special, was that for the first time ever, a Youth Forum was also held as part of the event and 250 young people from across the world were invited to attend, participate, network and share their opinions and views on what actions world leaders must take to enable global but fair trade and development and ultimately meet the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030. 517 more words


Lenin, Multinationals, and Development in the Global South

I generally do not write about international law on here because (1) I have 0 training in it and any knowledge comes from my own independent study; (2) because there is a strong presumption of comity in international common law between nations such that many of the issues that I talk about, especially with finance, wind up applying internationally (with obvious notable exceptions like Venezuela). 1,462 more words


In Kenya, Ban calls for broader partnerships, sustainable investments to drive global development

At a United Nations intergovernmental forum opening in Nairobi, Kenya, today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged participants to focus on strong collaboration, equality and inclusion in trade, finance and investment in order to better align action with agreed-upon sustainable development targets and help restore trust in the global economy. 930 more words


World Investment Forum 2016 Programme

NAIROBI/UNICTAD- The World Investment Forum 2016 will be held in parallel with the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), giving Heads of State and Government, ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society and academia the opportunity to participate in both of these events. 45 more words

East Africa

Nairobi set to host first ever UNCTAD Youth Forum

Ken Fullerton:

Between 17 and 21 July 2016 Kenya is set to welcome other African and world leaders, United Nations officials, business CEOs and managing directors, entrepreneurs, diplomats and many other officials to the city of Nairobi. 500 more words