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20 mars 2013
Greater attention needed to farming sector, experts tell commodities meeting
High prices for basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, with the complex effects that these cause on the economies of numerous poor countries, are not expected to decline any time soon, the Global Commodities Forum has been told.
19 mars 2013
Biofuels meeting discusses trends, policies to balance benefits with concerns for food security
Complex developments in the field of biofuel policy – and how developing countries can participate in this growing energy market while sufficiently taking account of related issues such as food security and technological progress – were the subject of debate by experts at a meeting on 19 March 2013.
19 mars 2013
Multi-year meeting to examine commodities issues
Helping poor countries to capitalize on exports of basic farm goods and raw materials is the focus of UNCTAD's Multi-year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development being held on 20-21 March 2013.
18 mars 2013
New addition to UNCTADstat: Merchandise trade specialization and correlation indices
These new annual indicators enable users to measure the degree of net exportation by product and to monitor trade similarity among economies. The indicators are commonly used to measure and analyse trade performance and degree of competition/dependencies between one country and another through trade.
17 mars 2013
UNCTAD hosts first Global Corporate Social Responsibility Retreat
UNCTAD hosted its first Global CSR Retreat on 12-14 March, bringing together 27 corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals from 18 countries for a three-day peer-to-peer learning event. Participants shared best practices on sustainable business with their peers from developed and developing economies.
15 mars 2013
Global Commodities Forum to ponder how to turn Farm goods, raw materials into higher living standards
Experts will gather on 18 and 19 March at the UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum 2013 to review what happened, and to discuss how the commodities boom can be harvested to yield better benefits for the poor as well as more durable, broad-based economic growth for developing countries.
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