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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.
Occupied Palestinian territory loses at least $306 million per year in public revenue leakage to Israel, new study finds
3 Dec 2014
The Occupied Palestinian Territory loses at least $306 million annually in leakage of customs, purchase and value added tax revenues that are not transferred to the Palestinian treasury by Israel, a new UNCTAD study suggests.
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.
Islamic developing countries applying to the World Trade Organization get help from Turkey, the Islamic Development Bank and UNCTAD
2 Oct 2014
UNCTAD, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the government of Turkey have been joining forces to assist developing and least developed countries from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in their WTO accession negotiations.
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.
Occupation of Palestinian territory jeopardizes economic viability of two-state solution, UNCTAD report says
3 Sep 2014
UNCTAD’s Report on Assistance to the Palestinian People 2014 details how Palestinian economic deterioration, which is largely rooted in the territory's occupied status, has resulted in weak growth, a precarious fiscal position, forced dependence on the Israeli economy, mass unemployment, wider and deeper poverty, and greater food insecurity.
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).
Inclusive innovation critical for sharing benefits of growth and countering rising inequality, UNCTAD meeting told
7 May 2014
Government representatives discussed how innovation that is inclusive can help improve the lives of the disadvantaged in society at UNCTAD’s Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission on 30th April 2014.