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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.
Norway's 2014 contribution to UNCTAD
17 Dec 2014
UNCTAD has received the 2014 Norwegian contribution to UNCTAD's technical cooperation activities, following an agreement signed with Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in September 2014.
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.
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.
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.
New UNCTAD-International Labour Organization partnership in Rwanda leads to sustained technical assistance
4 Nov 2014
UNCTAD accesses Rwanda's One UN Fund for the seventh consecutive year thanks to its role within the UN Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity.
Progress in ongoing projects in Lao People's Democratic Republic and Tanzania discussed at meeting of SECO / UN Trade Cluster initiative
4 Nov 2014
The Global Management Board of the SECO / UN Trade Cluster initiative, sponsored by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), met on 27 October to discuss ongoing operations and future projects.