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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.
The rise of regionalism in international investment policymaking: consolidation or complexity?
13 Jun 2013
In its third IIA Issues Note for 2013, UNCTAD analyses the rise of international investment agreement (IIA) regionalism, and asks whether this brings consolidation or an additional layer of complexity.
UNCTAD puts forward reform options for investor-State dispute settlement system
27 May 2013
UNCTAD is calling for collective efforts to assess options for reform of the current system of investor-State dispute settlement.
UNCTAD publishes its annual review of investor-State dispute settlement cases
10 Apr 2013
The year 2012 marked a new record, with at least 62 new investment arbitration cases being initiated against host countries - the highest number of known treaty-based disputes ever filed in one year.
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.
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.