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Branding and other intangibles account for 30 per cent of product value – UN report

Intangible capital, such as branding, design and technology, is increasingly determining success in the marketplace, as nearly one third of the value of manufactured products comes from such capital, a study conducted by the United Nations intellectual property agency has revealed.

In wake of ‘Paradise Papers’ leak, UN experts urge States to take action against corporate tax fraud

Ratings agencies must downgrade businesses responsible for unethical practices such as tax evasion carried out through off-shore-registered companies, two United Nations human rights experts warned, while urging countries to cooperate to counter this global tax abuse problem.

UN recognizes young entrepreneurs on Day for micro-, small, medium-sized enterprises

United Nations agencies today launched a new campaign to make it easier for the 70 million unemployed youth to get financing and learn new skills to start a business.

UN rights chief urges executives gathering in Davos to stand up for human rights

The top United Nations human rights official today called on business leaders gathering at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in the Swiss town of Davos next week to use their considerable influence to stand up for human rights and prevent rights violations in countries where they operate.