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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.
Strengthening capacities of West African countries to harmonize e-commerce legislation in the region
2 Dec 2014
UNCTAD delivered a Small Private Online Course to lawmakers and government officials from selected West-African countries on key aspects to be considered for the drafting of e-Commerce laws.
World seaborne trade grew by just 3.8% in 2013, new report reveals
20 Nov 2014
The Review of Maritime Transport 2014, covering developments in international seaborne trade, shipping, the world fleet, ports, freight markets, and transport-related regulatory and legal frameworks, is now available. The Review also looks at marginalization of small island developing states.
Sixty certificates awarded to participants of UNCTAD's first course on non-tariff measures
27 Oct 2014
UNCTAD’s Virtual Institute and the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities has awarded the "UNCTAD Certified Non-Tariff Measures Data Collector Certificate" to 60 participants of the first online course on non-tariff measures.
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.
Third BioTrade Congress to highlight “Promoting Sustainable Use through Business Engagement”
8 Oct 2014
The Third BioTrade Congress, jointly organized by UNCTAD and the Convention on Biological Diversity, will take place on the occasion of the Twelfth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP12), at the Alpensia Convention Center in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea on 6-17 October 2014.
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.
Irish ports and UNCTAD sign new cooperation agreement
24 Sep 2014
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi, Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to the United Nations Office at Geneva Patricia O'Brian and senior representatives of two Irish ports at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 18 September 2014.
Impact of trade policy on poverty examined in new UNCTAD book
1 Sep 2014
A novel collaborative approach between academics and policymakers examines the impact of trade policy on poor people in eight developing and transition countries in a new book published by the UNCTAD Virtual Institute (Vi).