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2nd Biotrade Congress to focus on potential of biodiversity products for forest preservation
9 Dec 2013
Experts meeting in Geneva will discuss how the sale and trade of goods sustainably harvested from forests, if expanded, may preserve stands of timber as carbon "sinks" and thus mitigate climate change.
Experts discuss challenges of implementing science, technology and innovation policies
5 Aug 2013
During a parallel event to the ECOSOC meetings held recently in Geneva, experts argued that science, technology and innovation (STI) policy action was vital for development, and noted that both policy design and implementation posed important challenges for policymakers.
Dominican Republic summarizes science, technology and innovation policies
19 Jun 2013
The country’s Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology has reviewed challenges that the nation faces, at the meeting that saw the presentation of UNCTAD’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Review of the Dominican Republic.
Debate: Harnessing science and technology to spur development
6 Jun 2013
Ministerial roundtable meetings have discussed how to use the information society and scientific and technological advances to speed economic progress in developing countries.
UNCTAD, jointly with Government of Kazakhstan and Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists, organizes event titled Fifty Years of Development: What Have We Learned?
30 May 2013
At the sixth Astana Economic Forum and first World Anti-Crisis Conference, held on 23-24 May 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan, UNCTAD and the Government of Kazakhstan, through the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists, co-organized a lunch event titled Fifty Years of Development: What Have We Learned.
Greater attention needed to farming sector, experts tell commodities meeting
20 Mar 2013
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.
Food security cited as priority at meeting of commodity experts
20 Mar 2013
Amid the complex interplay of factors affecting the production of basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, it is vital to ensure that sufficient, affordable food is available in developing countries, an expert meeting has heard.
Global Commodities Forum to ponder how to turn Farm goods, raw materials into higher living standards
15 Mar 2013
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.
UNCTAD in joint work on traceability system for snake skins
12 Mar 2013
UNCTAD and the secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have held a roundtable meeting, with relevant experts, to prepare a platform for an international traceability system for snake skins.
UNCTAD to lead post-2015 e-discussion on development-led globalization
24 Jan 2013
The United Nations is organizing a series of consultations on various themes to support governments to agree on a post-2015 development agenda for when the Millennium Development Goals expire. Growth and employment is one of these thematic areas.