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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.
Developing countries face challenges in reaping benefits from cloud computing
3 Dec 2013
There is nothing nebulous about the "cloud", especially as it applies to developing countries, says UNCTAD's Information Economy Report 2013, subtitled "The Cloud Economy and Developing Countries".
Reviews show information technology is vital for women entrepreneurs
31 Oct 2013
Initial findings from a new set of national women's entrepreneurship development (WED) assessments show that information and communications technology (ICT) plays an empowering role.
Press Coverage of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2013
18 Jul 2013
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2013 subtitled "Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism" focuses on how to strengthen the private sector to boost intra-African trade. It also examines the challenges for intra-African trade posed by non-implementation of regional trade agreements and provides new insights into how to enhance implementation of existing regional agreements.
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.
First meeting of the Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC), 30-31 May 2013, Geneva
29 May 2013
The Chair of the “Working Group to examine the mandate of WSIS regarding enhanced cooperation as contained in the Tunis Agenda (Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation - WGEC)”, Mr. Peter Major, has announced the draft provisional agenda of the first meeting of WGEC.
Commonwealth of Independent States countries briefed on information economy statistics
7 May 2013
UNCTAD has held a session on measuring the information economy, at a regional International Telecommunication Union (ITU) workshop for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Commonwealth parliamentarians discuss best practices in cyber legislation
1 May 2013
At a special briefing session held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, on 24 April 2013, a cross-section of Commonwealth parliamentarians from Australia, Cameroon, Namibia, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United Republic of Tanzania examined international and regional best practices on key legal aspects of electronic commerce and cybersecurity.
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.
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.