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Market incentives to address conservation and climate change discussed at Lima conference
17 Dec 2014
A side event at the UNFCCC-COP20 Lima Climate Change Conference in December heard how commercializing goods derived from native biodiversity ("BioTrade") can be complemented by climate change mitigation and adaptation measures to unleash private sector engagement.
Global Enterprise Registration portal launched during World Investment Forum
20 Oct 2014
UNCTAD and Global Entrepreneurship Week have launched a system that lists online business registration systems by country, in an effort to provide entrepreneurs worldwide with a one-stop-shop for online registration and information regarding business registration processes.
Stakeholders identify tools and recommendations for sustainability practices at the III BioTrade Congress in Pyeongchang, Korea
16 Oct 2014
Participants at the III BioTrade Congress recognised the value of partnerships and cooperation by all stakeholders involved in the sustainable use and sourcing of biodiversity-based products and services.
UNCTAD Secretary-General Kituyi hails the entry into force of the Nagoya Protocol to the Convention on Biological Diversity
8 Oct 2014
The Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), enters into force, having secured the required number of ratifications by Parties to the CBD, on 12 October 2014.
Islamic developing countries applying to the World Trade Organization get help from Turkey, the Islamic Development Bank and UNCTAD
2 Oct 2014
UNCTAD, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the government of Turkey have been joining forces to assist developing and least developed countries from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in their WTO accession negotiations.
UNCTAD hears SIDS leaders’ call for special international support measures
3 Sep 2014
A high-level panel discussion on SIDS and the question of graduation from Least Developed Country status, jointly organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP), took place on 2nd September 2014 at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.
FDI in Small Islands Developing States: Its limitations and potential
1 Sep 2014
On the occasion of the third United Nations Conference on SIDS taking place in Samoa, the current issue of the UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor reviews a decade of foreign direct investment (FDI) to Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and foresees its potential.
UNCTAD's Entrepreneurship Policy Framework presented at the National Assembly of Ecuador
8 May 2014
UNCTAD has supported the public-private sector initiative in Ecuador to develop a National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy. UNCTAD participated in a High-level event at the country's National Assembly held in May, 2014.
Commodities sector should be an engine of growth, rather than a poverty trap, UNCTAD secretary-general tells forum
9 Apr 2014
Corrupt and opaque financial practices deprive resource-rich developing countries of “staggering” amounts of money, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said at the opening of the UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum in Geneva on 7 April.
Call for transparency in commodities trading to be made at UNCTAD Forum
1 Apr 2014
The prospects for greater transparency in the commodities trading sector will be examined at the UNCTAD’s 2014 Global Commodities Forum (GCF), part of the event's overall theme of "Global value chains, transparency and commodity-based development", at the Palais des Nations on 7–8 April.