United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Current Affairs, GK & News

Rebecca Grynspan: 1st woman to head UNCTAD

UN General Assembly (UNGA) has approved nomination of Rebecca Grynspan to head United Nations Conference on Trade and development (UNCTAD). She is an economist from Costa Rica. Key Points She will be the first woman and Central American to lead Geneva-based organisation, UNCTAD. She was nominated as secretary-general of UNCTAD by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Background ..

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UN Investment Promotion award to Invest India

Context in Current Affairs: The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently declared “Invest India” as the winner of the United Nations Investment Promotion Award, 2020. The award recognizes outstanding achievements of investment promotion agencies spread all over the world. Around 180 such agencies were shortlisted for the award in 2020. Background The ..

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World Investment Report released by UNCTAD

On June 16, 2020, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development released its World Investment Report, 2020. According to the report, India is the 9th largest recipient of FDI in 2019. Key Findings: India According to the report, the FDI of India has increased from 42 billion USD in 2018 to 51 million USD ..

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UNCTAD: India among 15 countries economically affected due to Corona Virus

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development recently released a report on the effect of COVID-19 on global economy. According to the report, India was ranked 10th. World: Key Findings of the Report The report says that the slow down in manufacturing sector of China due to the virus, will affect 50 billion USD ..

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China overtakes US as top foreign investment destination: UNCTAD report

As per United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report, China has overtaken the United States (US) as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). US  was on top as foreign investment destination for past 11 years i.e. since 2003. Key facts from UNCTAD report In 2014, foreign firms had invested 128 billion dollars in China compared to 86 billion ..

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