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Reducing poverty by promoting traditional food products from Least Developed Countries through geographical indications
31 Dec 2014
The workshop organized by UNCTAD on 16 December in Palais des Nations reported important lessons learned and established a dialogue with representatives of rural communities in Least Developed Countries and the Geneva community.
Rural Communities and Government Officials share experiences on Geographical Indications
29 Dec 2014
The workshop "Making Geographical Indications work for Rural Communities in selected Asian Countries: Identify Products and Drafting of Disciplinary for Geographical Indication Registration" organized by UNCTAD took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 11-12 December 2014.
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.
Economic vicious circle trapping the world's poorest countries must be reversed if new development goals are to be met
27 Nov 2014
UNCTAD's Least Developed Countries Report 2014 says that the international community must learn from the failure of most of the poorest countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) despite registering strong economic growth - a phenomenon the Report dubs the "LDC paradox".
UNCTAD and Slow Food hold workshop on promoting traditional food products from least developing countries
7 Nov 2014
Participants consider how laws on geographical indications and branding initiatives can assist rural communities in LDCs to promote their products and enter value chains, while preserving territorial integrity and biodiversity.
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.
New report on implementation of trade facilitation in developing countries
18 Sep 2014
The report is based on research conducted in 26 least developed and developing countries, and provides valuable insight into the status of implementation of trade facilitation measures covered by the World Trade Organization's Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement.
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.
Vanuatu prepares to shed 'least developed country' status with UNCTAD-led review of 'green' export opportunities
1 Sep 2014
In the run-up to shedding "least developed country" status in 2017, the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu is working with UNCTAD to revisit their trade policy and develop a national action plan to boost production and export coconut oil, single origin organic cocoa and high quality sandalwood oil, among other "green" products.