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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.
Assisting the Least Developed Countries on preparation for 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia (3-6 December 2013)
19 Nov 2013
UNCTAD organized an Expert Group meeting, in Geneva, for the Least Developed Countries (LDC) to discuss the progress made on the items covered by the LDC Package (TN/C/W/63) namely, duty-free and quota-free market access, Preferential rules of origin, the Services Waiver and the "Cotton issue".
Has trade liberalization contributed to improving the situation of women in Angola?
18 Nov 2013
Trade liberalization has reinforced the extractive character of the Angolan economy, but has not altered the employment profile of female workers. For the time being, women are still largely found in low-productivity and low-income activities, an UNCTAD study has found.
New DMFAS web portal launched
13 Nov 2013
The UNCTAD Debt Management and Financial Analysis System (DMFAS) Programme has revamped its website. The new DMFAS portal, which contains new and updated features, was launched today at the 9th DMFAS Advisory Group Meeting.
As growth slows, developing countries face uncertain debt situation, Head of UNCTAD tells meeting
11 Nov 2013
Many of the world’s poorer countries have improved their debt balances in recent years, but “this positive trend is now sputtering,” UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi told a debt-management conference this morning.
African Creative Economy Meeting, Cape Town (6-9 October 2013)
16 Oct 2013
The African Creative Economy Meeting was organized by ARTERIAL Network with the support of the Western Cape Government, the City of Cape Town and the Cape Craft and Design Institute. It attracted around 400 delegates from over 40 countries in Africa and beyond.
Panel discusses Cambodia: bicycle industry challenges and the fate of trade benefits
22 Jul 2013
Cambodia's expanding bicycle-manufacturing industry will face challenges if rules of origin for preferential tariffs are changed, experts have said.
Chinese premier terms services vital to “upgrades” of economies around the world
3 Jun 2013
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told a joint Leaders’ Summit of the Global Services Forum (GSF) and the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) on Wednesday that services sectors around the world represent the most important opportunities for growth and economic “upgrading” sought by developing countries.
Panel: partnerships vital in services sector
29 May 2013
Partnerships in the services sector are critical for achieving economic growth and sustainable development, experts said today.