Displaying results 1 - 10 of 11
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.
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 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.
Second workshop held on Services Policy Review for Nicaragua
9 Jul 2013
Nicaraguan Government officials and UNCTAD experts met in Managua on 26 and 27 June to review the final findings of a Services Policy Review (SPR) of the country.
Global Services Forum to focus on sector vital to developing-country economies
23 May 2013
Research and trends in the global economy indicate that developing countries cannot develop without expanding and deepening their services sectors - spheres of economic activity that range from energy, to telecommunications, to such knowledge- and skills-based work as engineering and computer programming.
Trade in creative products reached new peak in 2011, UNCTAD figures show
15 May 2013
Numbers released in run-up to Global Services Forum in Beijing show creative industries exports rose sharply from 2002-2011.
Joint UNCTAD-ILO report urges greater attention to farming sector
14 May 2013
A new book edited by UNCTAD and the International Labour Organization (ILO) stresses that agricultural trade can be an opportunity for creating jobs and alleviating poverty around the world.
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.