By United Nations

This e-book commemorating the 40th anniversary of the institution of UNCTAD indicates how UNCTAD´s paintings has advanced and identifies many of the significant highbrow contributions that the association has made by way of either analytical perspectives and coverage proposals. In a thought-provoking preface to the publication, Mr. Rubens Ricupero, offers his own reflections on his 9 years at UNCTAD as Secretary-General.

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The latter proposal, which stipulated a possible merger of UNCTAD and GATT, was later debated without success in the TDB (in 1973-1975). On the other hand, Mexico’s proposal was discussed by an UNCTAD Working Group of governmental representatives, which submitted the draft Charter to the UN General Assembly in 1974 (UNCTAD, 1974). The Charter was subsequently adopted as the UN General Assembly resolution by vote at its Twenty-ninth regular s e ~ s i o nThe . ~ Charter was deemed by the developing countries to constitute an effective instrument towards the establishment of a new international economic order.

The paper on LDCs shows how UNCTAD has handled differentiation among developing countries according to their levels of development and geographical handicaps. The papers on services in development, FDI and TNCs cover those topics that became more important to UNCTAD in the 1980s and 1990s. This last group of papers highlights the effects on UNCTAD work that occurred after the transfer of the UN Division on Transnational Corporations (formerly the UN Centre on Transnational Corporations (UNCTC)) to UNCTAD in 1993.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development: The review of its past activities and the future prospect (in Japanese). In: Yamazawa I, ed. New Development Strategies of UNCTAD. Chiba, Japan: The Institute of Developing Economies. Kohler G (2001). La UNCTAD: Aportacih a las politicas de desarrollo. Commercio exterior, 5 1(1): 66-83. Toye J and Toye R (2004). The UN and Global Economy: Trade, Finance, and Development. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. UNCTAD (1985). The History of UNCTAD 1964-1984.

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