CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: UNCTAD and Ostim Technical University Autumn School on Applied Industrial Policy
- Lev Tkachman
“The Crisis of Multilateralism - Is a Global Green New Deal the Solution” Geneva, August 26-30, 2019
Organized with the support of:
Division of Globalization and Development Strategies - UNCTAD
Young Scholars Initiative – Institute for New Economic Thinking
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) are excited to invite you to UNCTAD Summer School 2019. The school will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland during August 26-30, 2019.The activity aims to bring together academics, policy experts, young policy makers and scholars to participate in an international debate on globalization and the management of its consequences for developing countries.
The theme for the UNCTAD Summer School 2019 is “Multilateralism, and Geneva Principles for a Global Green New Deal”.
The rapid spread of ecommerce across the world is forcing governments to adopt more coherent policies on how—and when—to tax digital transactions. On April 29, experts gathered at World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva to discuss the current moratorium on customs duties for electronic transmissions. (Since 1998, the WTO has established a work programme “to examine all trade-related issues relating to global electronic commerce, including those issues identified by Members”.
The Vi is pleased to share with you an upcoming event that the Vi has been part of, and to extend an invitation from one of our members for a summer school in Russia, and invite you to submit your research for publication in Trans National Corporations journal of UNCTAD.
Live streamed panel discussion: A New Multilateralism for Shared Prosperity
Vi has been working closely with Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center on a project to discuss challenges of multilateralism and come up with an alternative set of principles for a new deal; “Geneva Principles for a Global Green New Deal”.
The multilateral system that was built in response to depression and war is in crisis.The 21st century has been marked by financial instability, rising inequality, and a climate breakdown that has given rise to populist forces that are pushing the system to its utmost limit. In this forum, thought leaders of international economics and development will discuss the current crisis of multilateralism and offer alternatives for a better future.
Please join us for a panel discussion, which is hosted by Boston University's Global Development Policy Center and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on April 12, 2019 from 8:30-10am (Eastern Standard Time Zone).
Here’s to a future where there will be no need to remind the public and policymakers to guarantee women’s rights but only a need to celebrate past victories toward gender equality.
Alas, such a future remains a distant prospect; and against a wider backdrop of persistent austerity and rising economic inequality the challenge of gender equality is getting harder still. Globally, labor’s share of total income has declined steadily in recent decades, while the share going to capital has risen (Figure 1) ; decent work has become increasingly hard to come by for many and job insecurity has become the norm in today’s global capitalism, a trend epitomized by the “gig economy.”