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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.
Norway's 2014 contribution to UNCTAD
17 Dec 2014
UNCTAD has received the 2014 Norwegian contribution to UNCTAD's technical cooperation activities, following an agreement signed with Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in September 2014.
Partnership between UNCTAD and ILO enters new era with signing of Memorandum of Understanding
11 Dec 2014
UNCTAD and the International Labour Organization have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the development of joint research and policy advice and increased inter-agency operations for more coherence and impact at the national and regional levels.
UNCTAD and Luxembourg join forces to strengthen competition policy and consumer protection in Ethiopia
9 Dec 2014
The UNCTAD Secretary-General and Luxembourg's Ambassador signed an agreement to reinforce the capacities of Ethiopian enforcement authority on 5 December 2014 in Geneva.
World seaborne trade grew by just 3.8% in 2013, new report reveals
20 Nov 2014
The Review of Maritime Transport 2014, covering developments in international seaborne trade, shipping, the world fleet, ports, freight markets, and transport-related regulatory and legal frameworks, is now available. The Review also looks at marginalization of small island developing states.
New UNCTAD-International Labour Organization partnership in Rwanda leads to sustained technical assistance
4 Nov 2014
UNCTAD accesses Rwanda's One UN Fund for the seventh consecutive year thanks to its role within the UN Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity.
Progress in ongoing projects in Lao People's Democratic Republic and Tanzania discussed at meeting of SECO / UN Trade Cluster initiative
4 Nov 2014
The Global Management Board of the SECO / UN Trade Cluster initiative, sponsored by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), met on 27 October to discuss ongoing operations and future projects.
Biofuels remain an important and growing sector for developing countries, new UNCTAD report says
4 Nov 2014
The report entitled: "The State of the Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development Perspectives" offers a comprehensive snapshot of today's biofuels market and how it contributes to enhancing access to renewable energy sources sustainably and improving the livelihoods of people in developing countries.
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.