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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.
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.
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.
Small islands must explore the value of the "oceans economy" and develop sustainable and resilient transport systems
17 Sep 2014
Small island developing States must develop resilient transport systems and look towards opportunities offered by the ocean if they are to boost their economies, a high-level side event organized by the Pacific Island Forum and UNCTAD heard during the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) on 3 September.
Oceans economy and sustainable transport systems at the heart of Third SIDS Conference in Samoa
28 Aug 2014
Ways to make oceans 'engines of economic growth' for economically vulnerable small islands will be featured at an UNCTAD-backed side event during a major United Nations conference on the problems of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
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.
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.