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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.
UNCTAD participates in Annual Investment Meeting in Dubai
1 May 2013
In his keynote address at this major conference, UNCTAD's Deputy Secretary-General reviewed the implications of the global economic slowdown for foreign direct investment (FDI).
Investment Policy Review on Mongolia presented and steps to diversify from, capitalize on mining boom recommended
28 Mar 2013
An UNCTAD Investment Policy Review (IPR) which recommends that Mongolia take steps to capitalize on the big development opportunities presented in recent years by foreign investment in mining has been discussed with the country's Prime Minister and high-level Government officials.
Investment Policy Review of Bangladesh unveiled and efforts to improve infrastructure recommended
26 Mar 2013
An UNCTAD Investment Policy Review (IPR) for Bangladesh that recommends improvements to infrastructure and the adoption of a modern law on investment has been presented to government officials.
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.