Following last year's report, which highlighted the role of productive capacities for economic and social development, the 2007 report looks more closely at selected capacities, including: knowledge accumulation, technological learning and the ability to innovate.
Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, UNCTAD's Secretary-General, met with Dr. Vladimir Shimov, Rector of the Belarus State Economic University (BSEU), during his visit to Belarus on 17 July 2007, to discuss mutual cooperation.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing a workshop on the teaching and research of Trade and Poverty for academic and research institutions in Africa, and is seeking qualified and motivated candidates wishing to participate.
The one-week workshop will be conducted in English, and will be held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, November 19-23. Deadline for applications is October 5.
Moscow's State University Higher School of Economics (HSE) and St. Petersburg State University (SPSU) today became official members of the Vi network, bringing the number of core and affiliate member universities to 21 and 11 respectively.
The network's counterpart at HSE, the Institute for Trade Policy, works closely with Vi member Centre for Trade Policy and Law, Carleton University, in Canada, and was introduced to the Vi during a joint visit to Geneva.
SPSU's Department of World Economy became acquainted with the network in April, when the Vi hosted a study tour in Geneva for 12 postgraduate students and professors.
I feel that the Virtual Institute represents a model for capacity building which is unparalleled. It is not only a mechanism, it’s not only a channel, but it is a forum where people get together and learn.
Fredrik Arthur, Gender Equality Ambassador
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway