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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.
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”.
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.
UNCTAD well-placed to participate in development dialogue
16 Sep 2013
The continuing fallout from the global financial and economic crises requires collective solutions and innovative thinking, and UNCTAD intends to engage pragmatically with member States to achieve this goal, the organization’s new Secretary-General said this morning.
New chief of International Trade Centre appointed
16 Aug 2013
Arancha González of Spain has been appointed Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). The appointment was announced Thursday by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Publication on non-tariff measures detailing developing-countries' perspective
16 Aug 2013
A new UNCTAD publication reports on the effects of non-tariff measures in the developing world. The publication, "Non-tariff Measures to Trade: Economic and Policy Issues for Developing Countries," seeks to inform policymakers and other stakeholders about issues relating to non-tariff measures, which pose ever more challenges to international trade policies.