The overall objective of the programme is to promote inclusive and sustainable development through international trade. It offers analysis and advice and seeks to build consensus, strengthen capacity and promote partnerships for trade policy, trade negotiations, trade in goods and services, competition law and consumer protection, and managing issues arising at the intersection of trade, the environment and climate change.
02 July 2012Workshop being held in Lesotho on services trade negotiations
The Government of Lesotho, in collaboration with the SADC (Southern African Development Community) Secretariat and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), with the support of UNCTAD, is organizing a National Seminar on Trade in Services Negotiations from 2 to 4 July in Maseru, Lesotho.
28 June 2012Rio+20 prevented reversal, salvaged key multilateral principles, concludes UNCTAD workshop
At a lunchtime workshop discussion on the topic "Missed Opportunity or New Beginning? Sustainable Development after Rio", held 28 June at UNCTAD headquarters in Geneva, speakers concluded that while there were some disappointments in many quarters with the final outcome document, the Rio+20 Summit had prevented a damaging reversal in some areas and established a follow-up process that could provide the basis for real progress.
19 June 2012No one size fits all, says bio-fuels panel at Rio+20
On the eve of the official opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development -- Rio+20, a panel discussion was organized by UNCTAD on exploring new sustainable and socially inclusive biofuels experiences in developing and least developed countries at the Brazilian Military Institute of Engineering (IME) in Rio de Janeiro on 19 June.
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