Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues

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Dec 1994, by decision of the UN General Assembly, as Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Issues. Current title adopted, Apr-May 1996, Midrand (South Africa), at 9th UNCTAD Conference. One of 3 Commissions of the Trade and Development Board of E-XE3381 - UNCTAD. Successor to U-XE1142 - United Nations Commission on Transnational Corporations. Ceased to exist 2008.


Further those development goals of the United Nations that fall within its competence; serve as UN focal point of knowledge and information on all matters related to international investment, technology and enterprise development and internationalization, with a view towards disseminating state-of-the-art information on trends and best practices, identifying policy options, strengthening human and institutional capacity-building and consensus-building on investment, technology and enterprise internationalization aspects; help developing countries and transition economies to improve their understanding of policy choices in international investment, technology transfer and enterprise internationalization; strengthen their national abilities to formulate and implement policies, measures and action programmes in these areas; promote understanding of emerging issues, including the role of international arrangements for the purpose of attracting and benefiting from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), enhancing technological capacity and promoting enterprise development in a globalizing world economy.


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Commission meets for a 5-day meeting every year unless otherwise decided by the Board. Subsidiary Bodies include E-XE0197 - Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR).


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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