Forum on sustainability standards selects areas of work 27 Mar -
A new United Nations Forum on Voluntary Sustainability Standards, which has just been launched, will focus during its first years on the role to be played by governments in making voluntary sustainability standards work for public policy objectives while avoiding trade friction and exclusion.
Huge turnout for New York briefing on LDC report 26 Mar -
Large numbers of delegates from least developed countries (LDCs) and civil society organizations gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 19 March to hear a detailed briefing on the Least Developed Countries Report 2012 - Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge to Build Productive Capacities, which was presented by Mr. Taffere Tesfachew, Director of UNCTAD's Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes.
Ambassador of Kazakhstan assumes Presidency of Trade and Development Board 22 Mar -
At the twenty-seventh special session of the Trade and Development Board held today, Ambassador Jüri Seilenthal (Estonia) handed over the Presidency of the Board to Ambassador Mukhtar Tileuberdi (Kazakhstan) for the remainder of the one-year term. Following the handover, Ambassador Seilenthal assumed the function of Vice-President, which had just been vacated by Ambassador Tileuberdi.