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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.
Can the multilateral trading system contribute to inclusive and sustainable development?
10 Dec 2014
Experts concluded two days of discussions on how to enhance the multilateral trading system's contribution towards inclusive and sustainable development as the very nature of trade is rapidly evolving.
Bangladesh seeks to improve services sector with UNCTAD help
10 Dec 2014
Government officials, stakeholders and UNCTAD experts met to assess the findings of the Services Policy Review of Bangladesh in Dhaka on 25-26 November 2014.
Paraguayan officials visit Chile to study services sector as part of UNCTAD project
9 Dec 2014
The trip to Santiago, which took place from 1 to 4 December, was organized by the University of Chile's Institute of International Studies, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
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.
Paraguay seeks to improve services sector with UNCTAD help
12 Sep 2014
Government officials and UNCTAD experts met in Asunción, Paraguay, on 1-2 September 2014 to assess the findings of a Services Policy Review of the country and to agree on a set of recommendations to be adopted by stakeholders and submitted to the government for action.
New publication on empowering women entrepreneurs through technology
15 Apr 2014
Empowering women entrepreneurs through information and communications technologies (ICTs) can play a potent role in developing countries' economic development. UNCTAD has prepared a practical guide aimed at helping policymakers and development practitioners to formulate more effective policies in the area of ICTs and women's entrepreneurship.
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.