UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa strengthen collaboration
13 Jul -
In a Memorandum of Understanding, UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have agreed to strengthen the scope and impact of their activities in East Africa by joining forces on a number of issues.
Online consumers to be better protected by new United Nations guidelines monitored by UNCTAD
10 Jul -
Better protection for people buying things online in both developed and developing countries will be among the outcomes of revisions to United Nations guidelines agreed at a major UNCTAD conference in Geneva.
Africa must tap the huge potential of its services sector, UNCTAD report argues
09 Jul -
Services are now the main driver of growth in 30 out of 54 African countries, the UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2015 reveals, while arguing that services policies must be made more regionally coherent if they are to help achieve sustainable economic development on the continent.
UNCTAD helps women in the Gambia's fisheries sector to expand markets
07 Jul -
The fisheries of the Gambia already provide food and jobs for the country's women but the sector could become a significant driver of development, an UNCTAD study found.
United Nations member States to review the "UN Set" on competition for the seventh time
03 Jul -
United Nations member States are meeting from 6-10 July 2015 in Geneva to reaffirm the validity of the only multilateral instrument adopted by the UN General Assembly in the area of Competition Policy, the so-called UN Set on competition. This instrument was adopted in 1980 and member States have reaffirmed its validity six times.
Opening of UNCTAD regional office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
01 Jul -
UNCTAD has opened a regional office to directly serve its African Member States and provide high-level technical expertise and advisory services to African countries and regional organizations.
Researchers from sub-Saharan Africa enriched by UNCTAD training workshop on trade and gender
01 Jul -
Twenty-five researchers from 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have taken part in an UNCTAD regional workshop on trade and gender analysis. The event was hosted by the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, on 15-19 June, and funded by the Government of Finland.
UNCTAD's proposal for a Post-2015 sustainable development review process
01 Jul -
A new policy brief elaborates the objectives, guiding principles and organizational framework within the United Nations system of a sustainable development review process.
Buy Local, Act Global: UNCTAD shares experiences in promoting rural products in least developed countries at the Ninth World Chamber Congress
30 Jun -
Sharing experience of promoting rural products from least developed countries by highlighting their unique geographical origins, representatives of UNCTAD participated in a "
Buy Local, Act Global
" event at the Ninth World Chamber Congress organized by the International Chamber of Commerce on 10-12 June 2015 in Turin, Italy.
Government of Kyrgyzstan and UNCTAD discuss investment policy
25 Jun -
UNCTAD presented its draft Investment Policy Review of Kyrgyzstan to government officials, representatives of the private sector and civil society as well as development partners at a national workshop held in Bishkek on 16 June 2015.
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