SDGs 14 and 15

g14.svgg14-infogr1.svgUNCTAD, the UN agency addressing the interface between trade and development, has been actively engaged in building – jointly with governments, private sector and civil society – inclusive and sustainable paths centred on people and nature. Trade, nature and creativity all intertwine to shape the future and develop new industries through innovation, technology, sustainable management of nature, and development of economically feasible opportunities for local communities and SMEs.

g15.svgg15-infogr1.svgThe BioTrade Initiative of UNCTAD is a practical programme that can make a concrete contribution to sustainable development. Under social, environmental and economic criteria, biodiversity resources are being transformed into value added products by local communities, SMEs and TNCs and used in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care, handicrafts and fashion industries. Ecosystems are also being adequately managed enabling the development of profitable ecotourism destinations. These are some of the sectors embraced by BioTrade initiatives promoted by UNCTAD and its national, regional and international partners and programmes.




SDG 14
12 June 2017New Blue BioTrade initiative announced at the UN Ocean Conference
16 October 2014Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea
08 October 2014Third BioTrade Congress to highlight “Promoting Sustainable Use through Business Engagement”







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