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The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development highlights the role of Science, Technology and Innovation in the Development Agenda
18 Dec 2013
2013-2014 Inter-sessional Panel of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) took place in Washington DC, from 2 to 4   December 2013.
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 and Ministry of Trade and Industry of Ghana to develop policy for SMEs and entrepreneurship
19 Nov 2013
Following initial collaboration in 2012, UNCTAD and the Government of Ghana have continued to work towards strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Ghana and developing an SME and Entrepreneurship Policy.
Information Economy Report 2012 now available in French and Spanish
31 Oct 2013
The Information Economy Report 2012: The Software Industry and Developing Countries is the seventh edition in the flagship series published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As one of few annual reports that monitor global trends related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) from a development perspective, the Report is a valuable reference for policymakers.
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.
Viet Nam to establish Empretec centre, bringing global total of entrepreneurship sites to 34
6 May 2013
A 34th national centre is to be established for an UNCTAD-administered programme that has proved to be highly successful in training and supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Ministers, other high officials discuss vital role played by entrepreneurship in economic growth
6 May 2013
The founding of new businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), makes economies more stable, spurs economic growth, and plays a major role in innovation and job creation, a series of experts has said.
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.