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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.
Actions to improve the business environment discussed in Khartoum at the presentation of the Investment Policy Review of Sudan
28 Nov 2014
Sudan has made progress in improving its investment climate but challenges remain, an UNCTAD review has concluded.
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.
Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service lauds UNCTAD's work on competition law and policy
12 Sep 2014
The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation praised UNCTAD for its work carried out in the field of competition law and policy at the plenary session of an event held on Russian Competition Day in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 8 September.
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 briefs Geneva-based diplomats and visiting experts on UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection
28 Jul 2014
UNCTAD holds briefing on the progress of the Working Groups for the United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection, as part of the preparatory process for the Seventh UN Review Conference in 2015.
UNCTAD Experts Outline Trends in E-commerce and consumer protection at Panama meeting
10 Jun 2014
UNCTAD’s Competition and Consumer Policies branch outlined the organization’s work on e-commerce and the progress made in revising the UN guidelines on consumer protection at an International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network (ICPEN) event in Panama, 20-23 May 2014.