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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.
Can the multilateral trading system contribute to inclusive and sustainable development?
10 Dec 2014
Experts concluded two days of discussions on how to enhance the multilateral trading system's contribution towards inclusive and sustainable development as the very nature of trade is rapidly evolving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.