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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.
Strengthening capacities of West African countries to harmonize e-commerce legislation in the region
2 Dec 2014
UNCTAD delivered a Small Private Online Course to lawmakers and government officials from selected West-African countries on key aspects to be considered for the drafting of e-Commerce laws.
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.
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.
New online training course on Non-Tariff Measures to be launched by UNCTAD
1 Jul 2014
UNCTAD is calling for candidates for its first online training course on Non-Tariff Measures’ Collection and Classification Data Collection to be held in September and October 2014.
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.
Port managers upgrade skills they can pass on at home as part of ongoing UNCTAD training programme
24 Apr 2014
Earlier this month, 30 senior port managers completed UNCTAD training as local instructors for the English-speaking network of its TrainForTrade Port Training Programme. The newly trained managers will now be responsible for assisting UNCTAD in delivering the Modern Port Management course in their respective ports in Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines.
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.