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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.
Investments needed to scale up access to essential medicines
17 Oct 2014
Improving access to medicines can be enhanced by local production of pharmaceuticals in developing countries. But to do so, both the public and the private sector need to work together, said James Zhan, Director of UNCTAD's Division on Investment and Enterprise at the World Investment Forum's Policy Debate on Public Health.
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.
Palestinian Authority staff trained by UNCTAD on United Nations system in Geneva
10 Oct 2014
UNCTAD organized its annual training programme, a collaboration between UNCTAD's Assistance to the Palestinian People Unit (APPU) and the United Nations Division for Palestinian Rights, for staff of the State of Palestine.
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.
Irish ports and UNCTAD sign new cooperation agreement
24 Sep 2014
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi, Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to the United Nations Office at Geneva Patricia O'Brian and senior representatives of two Irish ports at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 18 September 2014.
Albania continues to modernize its customs system with UNCTAD support
30 Jun 2014
UNCTAD and the Albanian Customs Administration have signed an extension of a project that aims to fully implement e-payment services using UNCTAD's ASYCUDA customs software.
UNCTAD certifies port managers in Senegal and assesses results of its Port Training Programme
12 May 2014
A meeting in Dakar took stock of UNCTAD’s TradeForTrade Port Training Programme in francophone African countries and certified the programme’s latest graduates.
Inclusive innovation critical for sharing benefits of growth and countering rising inequality, UNCTAD meeting told
7 May 2014
Government representatives discussed how innovation that is inclusive can help improve the lives of the disadvantaged in society at UNCTAD’s Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission on 30th April 2014.