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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.
UNCTAD and Luxembourg join forces to strengthen competition policy and consumer protection in Ethiopia
9 Dec 2014
The UNCTAD Secretary-General and Luxembourg's Ambassador signed an agreement to reinforce the capacities of Ethiopian enforcement authority on 5 December 2014 in Geneva.
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.
UNCTAD hears SIDS leaders’ call for special international support measures
3 Sep 2014
A high-level panel discussion on SIDS and the question of graduation from Least Developed Country status, jointly organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP), took place on 2nd September 2014 at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.
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 and global postal services plan greater partnership in the area of e-commerce
30 Apr 2014
The world's postal sector, in collaboration with UNCTAD, wants to reposition itself as more than just a distributor of letters and parcels, but as an important player in e-commerce, enterprise development and as an enabler of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
West African countries helped to harmonize cyber laws at UNCTAD workshop in Ghana
1 Apr 2014
Policymakers and legislators from seven West African countries called for awareness raising, capacity building and regional cooperation on cyber security issues in the region, during an UNCTAD-ECOWAS workshop in Accra, Ghana from 18 to 21 March.
Trade facilitation workshop for Latin American and Caribbean countries
26 Mar 2014
With the WTO's Bali Package on trade facilitation now in force, UNCTAD held a workshop in the Dominican Republic to help Latin American and Caribbean countries develop trade facilitation (TF) project proposals based on their national TF implementation plans.
Global value chains under scrutiny at UNCTAD Commodities Forum
25 Mar 2014
Only 8% of the value created by international supply chains flows to 100-plus developing countries, analysis by UNCTAD suggests, placing the role of "global value chains" in developing countries' strategies among discussions to be held at UNCTAD’s upcoming Global Commodities Forum.