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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.
Jordanian who teaches women to defend themselves wins UNCTAD women in business award
17 Oct 2014
The founder of SheFighter, a company that trains women in Jordan in self-defence techniques, Lina Jalil Khalifeh, has won the first place in UNCTAD’s Empretec Women in Business Awards. The awards honour businesswomen from developing countries who have founded successful firms, created jobs and become role models in their communities.
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.
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.
Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service lauds UNCTAD's work on competition law and policy
12 Sep 2014
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation praised UNCTAD for its work carried out in the field of competition law and policy at the plenary session of an event held on Russian Competition Day in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 8 September.
UNCTAD briefs Geneva-based diplomats and visiting experts on UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection
28 Jul 2014
UNCTAD holds briefing on the progress of the Working Groups for the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection, as part of the preparatory process for the Seventh UN Review Conference in 2015.
Africa must broaden sources of growth and investment to create jobs and reduce poverty, UNCTAD report argues
4 Jul 2014
UNCTAD's Economic Development in Africa Report 2014, launched on 3 July, shows that there are structural problems in the pattern of growth in Africa and that these require a move away from consumption to coherent investment policies.
UNCTAD Experts Outline Trends in E-commerce and consumer protection at Panama meeting
10 Jun 2014
UNCTAD’s Competition and Consumer Policies branch outlined the organization’s work on e-commerce and the progress made in revising the UN guidelines on consumer protection at an International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN) event in Panama, 20-23 May 2014.
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.