The Third Lao Organic Agriculture Forum (LOAF 3), jointly organized by UNCTAD and the ministries of Agriculture and Forestry, and Industry and Commerce of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), took place in Vientiane in July.
Intergovernmental Group of Experts meeting hears about the importance of international cooperation in the functioning of effective competition laws and policies.
UNCTAD reaffirms commitment to support all developing countries, in particular African countries and least developed countries.
According to preliminary estimates by UNCTAD and WTO, in the first quarter of 2014, world exports of services rose by 7%, as compared with the same quarter of the year before (balance-of-payments basis, current prices).
Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi attends high-level Vatican seminar and endorses wide-ranging proposals for economic and financial reform.
UNCTAD and CITES signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help countries regulate cross-border trade in animals and plants.
Smaller businesses, especially those in developing and transition economies, are losing out on the benefits of the information economy, UNCTAD 's annual update of its dataset on the enterprise use of information and communication technology (ICT) shows.