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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.
Women’s empowerment, modernized farming recommended for Angola
27 Nov 2013
Three UNCTAD meetings on development in Angola called for efforts to upgrade agriculture and to educate and train women to ensure that economic growth leads to broader progress.
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".
UNCTAD holds sensitization workshop on Cambodia's prospects for graduation from LDC status
23 Oct 2013
At the request of Cambodia's Ministry of Commerce, UNCTAD has held a sensitization workshop on issues related to the question of Cambodia's graduation from the United Nations category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
Workshop to focus on Angolan LDC graduation progress
29 Jul 2013
UNCTAD is organizing a training and capacity-building workshop on Angola’s progress towards graduating from the category of the least developed countries (LDCs).
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2013 launched in Addis Ababa
11 Jul 2013
UNCTAD’s 2013 Economic Development in Africa Report entitled “Intra-Africa Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism” was launch by the Africa Union Commissioner of Economic Affairs, Ambassador Mothae Anthony Maruping and the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Mr Eugene Owusu. They were joined by Mr Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes, UNCTAD.
Hopeful trends cited for Africa
9 Jul 2013
Prospects for African economic growth look bright, the fifty-seventh executive session of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board has been told.
Palestinian economy in east Jerusalem left in ''development limbo'' under Israeli occupation, says UNCTAD Report
8 May 2013
The Palestinian economy in East Jerusalem has been progressively isolated and constricted and now wields less than half of the economic influence that it had in 1993, a new UNCTAD report says. A disabling economic environment, high and rising rates of poverty, faltering industry and services, restricted investment, housing shortages, and inferior social and municipal services all combine to create hardship for the city's Palestinian inhabitants and to stifle their economy's potential, the report contends.
President of Trade and Development Board speaks on post-2015 development agenda
26 Apr 2013
Ambassador Mukhtar Tileuberdi (Kazakhstan), President of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board, has told a high-level meeting in New York that UNCTAD’s theme of development-centred globalization is central to ensuring progress in the coming years.
Huge turnout for New York briefing on LDC report
26 Mar 2013
Large numbers of delegates from least developed countries (LDCs) and civil society organizations gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 19 March to hear a detailed briefing on the Least Developed Countries Report 2012 - Harnessing Remittances and Diaspora Knowledge to Build Productive Capacities, which was presented by Mr. Taffere Tesfachew, Director of UNCTAD's Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes.