"The UNCTAD XIV outcome document must give full support to the UNCTAD mandate on curbing tax evasion and avoidance"
"UNCTAD should be involved in monitoring the role of the private sector, particularly foreign investors and their impacts (both positive and negative) on mobilization of domestic resources"
"In particular, we strongly caution about support and promotion of public–private partnerships"
"There is a lack of proof that public–private partnerships are actually delivering positive economic, social and environmental outcomes"
"The current economic model of trade and investment has created a permissive environment for business to make use of governance gaps, for instance the weak rule of law in many countries, in order to exploit cheap labour opportunities"
"UNCTAD must support African countries to...address the negative effects of the imbalances of the international trade regime"
"...the rules must be fair and balanced, taking into account the various levels of development across the United Nations membership, rather than focused on trade liberalization or simply increasing trade flows"
"Yet we are concerned that UNCTAD may be transformed into solely an implementation mechanism for trade agreements concluded elsewhere."
"Trade and investment agreements do not support development without the right policy environment, which necessitates policy space, an effective and developmental state able to sustain its own resource base responsible for safeguarding people’s human rights, gender equality and a more coherent, inclusive and representative global architecture for sustainable development."