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Our 2016 Meetings Industry Report Is Featured in the The Standard (Kenya)

Kenya seeks to go one better in conference tourism in 2017

By Lee Mwiti Updated Tue, January 3rd 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3 SHARE THIS ARTICLE… 450 more words


ASEAN multinationals

* This is my article in BusinessWorld last November 23, 2016.

Until the 1980s, when people talk about multinational enterprises (MNEs) — also known as multinational companies (MNCs) or transnational corporations (TNCs) — they refer mostly to multinationals from the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan. 555 more words

UNCTAD – Maritime transport review 2016

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) posted the 2016 Review of Maritime Transport.

The present edition of the Review of Maritime Transport… 865 more words


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

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