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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.
FDI in Small Islands Developing States: Its limitations and potential
1 Sep 2014
On the occasion of the third United Nations Conference on SIDS taking place in Samoa, the current issue of the UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor reviews a decade of foreign direct investment (FDI) to Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and foresees its potential.
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.
High-level panel from Africa backs youth entrepreneurship policies
2 May 2014
Young entrepreneurs can unlock development potential, high-level panel tells UNCTAD Commission; ten finalists of Women in Business Awards also announced.
Moldovan authorities unveil plans to increase FDI attractiveness
1 May 2014
Regulatory reform is the key to unlock Moldova's huge potential for investment, an UNCTAD Investment Policy Review concludes in findings backed by the nation's government and marked at high-level investment event in Geneva.
Bangladesh appreciates and takes note of UNCTAD recommendations to improve its FDI attractiveness and achieve sustainable development
30 Apr 2014
Bangladesh minister welcomes valuable investment advice and meets private sector investors at the presentation of UNCTAD's Investment Policy Review at the sixth session of the Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission.