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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.
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.
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.
Cyberlaw adoption in Latin America moves forward
25 Sep 2014
Forty representatives from 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean attended a regional workshop on e-commerce legislation harmonization held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from 16 to 19 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.
New publication on empowering women entrepreneurs through technology
15 Apr 2014
Empowering women entrepreneurs through information and communications technologies (ICTs) can play a potent role in developing countries' economic development. UNCTAD has prepared a practical guide aimed at helping policymakers and development practitioners to formulate more effective policies in the area of ICTs and women's entrepreneurship.
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.
UNCTAD helps West African countries harmonize cyber laws
24 Feb 2014
Legislators from eight French-speaking West African countries attended an UNCTAD-ECOWAS seminar in Dakar, Senegal from 11-14 February, to discuss how to harmonize legislation on electronic transactions, computer security and personal data protection.
Global imports of information technology goods approach $2 trillion, UNCTAD figures show
12 Feb 2014
The mobile telephone revolution in developing countries continues to drive global trade in information and communication technology goods, with China pre-eminent as the world's top trader in all categories of the sector.