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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.
Sixty certificates awarded to participants of UNCTAD's first course on non-tariff measures
27 Oct 2014
UNCTAD’s Virtual Institute and the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities has awarded the "UNCTAD Certified Non-Tariff Measures Data Collector Certificate" to 60 participants of the first online course on non-tariff measures.
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.
Cyberlaw adoption in Latin America moves forward
25 Sep 2014
Forty representatives from 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean attended a regional workshop on e-commerce legislation harmonization held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from 16 to 19 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.
Impact of trade policy on poverty examined in new UNCTAD book
1 Sep 2014
A novel collaborative approach between academics and policymakers examines the impact of trade policy on poor people in eight developing and transition countries in a new book published by the UNCTAD Virtual Institute (Vi).
Global Commodities Forum (7-8 April 2014)
26 Mar 2014
The theme of UNCTAD's fifth Global Commodities Forum is: "Global value chains, transparency and commodity-based development".
UNCTAD helps West African countries harmonize cyber laws
24 Feb 2014
Legislators from eight French-speaking West African countries attended an UNCTAD-ECOWAS seminar in Dakar, Senegal from 11-14 February, to discuss how to harmonize legislation on electronic transactions, computer security and personal data protection.
UNCTAD Study on Mobile Money for Business Development in the East African Community now available in French
16 Jan 2014
Mobile money – the use of cell phones for money transfers, payments and more sophisticated financial activities such as credit, savings, and insurance – is increasingly popular in East Africa. While it offers the potential for increased financial inclusion, it could benefit from region-wide rules to coordinate and harmonize regulations, UNCTAD study says.