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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.
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.
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.