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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.
Partnership between UNCTAD and ILO enters new era with signing of Memorandum of Understanding
11 Dec 2014
UNCTAD and the International Labour Organization have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the development of joint research and policy advice and increased inter-agency operations for more coherence and impact at the national and regional levels.
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.
Investment-for-development in Africa's booming oil and gas services sector takes centre stage at UNCTAD Forum
15 Oct 2014
Investment opportunities in Africa's booming oil and gas services industry will be the focus of a special side event taking place during the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014 in Geneva.
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 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.
Call for transparency in commodities trading to be made at UNCTAD Forum
1 Apr 2014
The prospects for greater transparency in the commodities trading sector will be examined at the UNCTAD’s 2014 Global Commodities Forum (GCF), part of the event's overall theme of "Global value chains, transparency and commodity-based development", at the Palais des Nations on 7–8 April.
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".
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.