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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.
Trade liberalization brings opportunities and challenges for women in Uruguay
17 Dec 2014
UNCTAD workshop held in Montevideo considered the gender impact of Uruguay's increased primary good exports, dynamic services trade and more diverse trading partners.
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".
Modernizing agriculture need not leave women behind, Rwanda meeting hears
25 Nov 2014
The modernization of agriculture and Rwanda's increasing integration into the world's economy can play a catalytic role in rural development and creating jobs for women, experts said at a meeting organized by UNCTAD and the Rwanda's Ministry of Trade and Industry in Kigali, Rwanda on 12 November.
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.
Women in Rwanda make remarkable advances thanks to inclusive policies, UNCTAD study finds
22 Oct 2014
Rwanda is a leading example of the successful integration of gender considerations in a country's legislation and development framework, a new UNCTAD study has found, leading to remarkable advances in the status of Rwandan women and girls.
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.
Corporate actions and targeted policies can support gender equality in developing countries
13 Oct 2014
The potential positive impact of foreign investment on women's empowerment through the creation of formal employment and business linkages is considerable, but the operations of transnational corporations (TNCs) also risk increasing women's vulnerability in the workplace or exacerbating gender inequality, a new UNCTAD report has found.