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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.
Funding creative industries, arts and culture is a good investment
4 Dec 2014
UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Petko Draganov was speaking at an UNCTAD 50th anniversary event held in Istanbul, 28 November, 2014, aimed at boosting Turkey's media, design, music and arts industries.
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.
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.
UNCTAD participated in the Global Economic Summit in Mumbai and the Assembly meeting of the World Trade Point Federation
15 Sep 2014
UNCTAD presented its work on creative economy and trade perspectives of creative goods and services at the 4th Global Economic Summit, held in Mumbai from 11-13 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.
UNCTAD places trade at the heart of sustainable development agenda beyond 2015
8 May 2014
The sixth session of the Trade and Development Commission included an informal meeting in the afternoon of its first day to consider “The Role of International Trade in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”.
Moldovan authorities unveil plans to increase FDI attractiveness
1 May 2014
Regulatory reform is the key to unlock Moldova's huge potential for investment, an UNCTAD Investment Policy Review concludes in findings backed by the nation's government and marked at high-level investment event in Geneva.