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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.
Review of Maritime Transport 2013 released
4 Dec 2013
The globe’s longest-lasting and largest cycle of ship building finally began to slow in 2012, UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2013 reveals, but the effects of overcapacity are still being felt. Shipping rates remained low, threatening firms’ profitability, even as the volume shipped last year increased by 4.3 per cent.
Economic underpinning critical for post-2015 goals, experts say
29 Nov 2013
UNCTAD and other Geneva- Trade hub agencies must find ways to harness trade and the private sector to make sure that the post-2015 strategy for helping poor countries is sufficiently supported by economic forces, experts said.
Post-2015 development goals need to be backed by resources and systemic reform
28 Nov 2013
UNCTAD’s first policy brief on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda highlights the need to reform the global economic and financial system, if the goal of eradicating poverty is to become a reality.
Play to the advantages of economic interdependence, experts urge
20 Sep 2013
The interconnected nature of the global economy contributed to the financial and economic crisis, UNCTAD's Secretary-General has said, however it also can help developing countries to recover from the crisis.
Improving productive capacities is vital for intra-African trade
19 Sep 2013
UNCTAD's Secretary-General and three experts from Africa said this afternoon that increasing the variety and sophistication of goods produced on the continent was the key to building a thriving regional trade system.
Trade and Development Report 2013: Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy
12 Sep 2013
New UNCTAD report argues that the world economy is experiencing a structural shift, and that countries must introduce fundamental changes in their growth strategies in order to adjust to it. In particular, developing and transition economies that have been overly dependent on exports should give a greater role to domestic and regional demand.
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.
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.
Deputy Secretary-General meets with Japanese aid agencies
12 Jun 2013
The Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD has discussed intensified cooperation for aid to Africa, with the heads of three Japanese development agencies. The meetings took place on the occasion of the fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V), which was held in Yokohama from 1 to 3 June.