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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.
Trade balance of developing and developed countries continues to converge, UNCTAD statistics show
10 Dec 2014
UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2014 shows that developing and transition economies run large trade surpluses for merchandise and services trade.
Economic vicious circle trapping the world's poorest countries must be reversed if new development goals are to be met
27 Nov 2014
UNCTAD's Least Developed Countries Report 2014 says that the international community must learn from the failure of most of the poorest countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) despite registering strong economic growth - a phenomenon the Report dubs the "LDC paradox".
World services exports grew by 7% in quarter 2 of 2014
27 Nov 2014
According to preliminary estimates by UNCTAD and WTO, world exports of services rose by 7%, in the second quarter of 2014, as compared with the same quarter of the year before (balance-of-payments basis, current prices).
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.
World services exports 7% up in quarter 1 of 2014
24 Jul 2014
According to preliminary estimates by UNCTAD and WTO, in the first quarter of 2014, world exports of services rose by 7%, as compared with the same quarter of the year before (balance-of-payments basis, current prices).
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.
World merchandise exports grew by 2%, while services trade recorded 5% increase in 2013
14 Apr 2014
Estimates of global international trade for 2013 are published today. These statistics cover annual and quarterly merchandise and services transactions - up to q4 2013. Furthermore, seasonally adjusted quarterly statistics are now available for the volume of international merchandise commerce.