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Synergies between trade, biodiversity, and climate change in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
19 Dec 2013
The Second BioTrade Congress opened on 11 December, with a focus on the integration of biodiversity and climate change strategies in the Post 2015 Development Agenda.
Discussion Forum links trade and food security, job creation, women’s empowerment
11 Dec 2013
Three-day debate found that trade affects – and is affected by – such issues as food security, job creation, poverty levels, productive capacity and the status of women.
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.
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.
Discussion forum: Why trade matters in development strategies
8 Nov 2013
The UNCTAD secretariat is organizing a discussion forum entitled "Why Trade Matters in Development Strategies", which will take place from Wednesday, 27 November to Friday, 29 November in room XXVI of the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNCTAD and CITES hold meeting on traceability system for international trade in python skins from South-East Asia
31 Oct 2013
The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Mr. John Scanlon, and high-level officials of UNCTAD, have met with key players to discuss a traceability system that will ensure a sustainable and legal supply of South-East Asian python skins, pursuant to decisions taken by the Parties to CITES.
Link trade to sustainable development efforts, UNCTAD chief urges
24 Sep 2013
UNCTAD’s Secretary-General, just back from a week of meetings in New York, has told the Trade and Development Board that it is vital to focus on “how trade contributes to Post-2015 sustainable development goals”.
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.
Trade and Development Board to debate best responses to ongoing economic turbulence
16 Sep 2013
The 60th session of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board – the body that oversees the organization’s operations from year to year – will focus on how UNCTAD can help developing countries cope with altered and uncertain circumstances in the wake of the financial and economic crisis.