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Boycotting Palestinian workers: update

I have written before about the ethics of boycotting settlement businesses that employ Palestinians.

Data from a recent UNCTAD report ought to give advocates of such boycotts pause: 62 more words



“Our growth, to be strong, must be reinforced by inclusive, robust and sustainable trade and investment growth.”  –G20 Leaders’ Communiqué 2016

Against the backdrop of an uneven global economic recovery, subpar global trade and investment growth, trade disputes and the recently held Brexit referendum vote in the UK, trade and investment were top of mind for world leaders at the just-concluded Eleventh Group of 20 (G20) Summit held on September 4-5, 2016  in Hangzhou, China. 646 more words


"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