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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.
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.
Mexican Stock Exchange Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
29 Aug 2014
The Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) announced that it will partner with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. With the addition of BMV, the SSE now counts four of the five largest stock exchanges in the Americas as partners.
Colombian Securities Exchange Joins United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
22 Jul 2014
The Colombian Securities Exchange (BVC for its Spanish initials) today announced that it will partner with the United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative. Colombia is now the second Latin American exchange to join the SSE, along with ten others from the US, Europe, Africa and Asia. This diversification enables shared learning, with sustainable business practices reaching greater parts of the world.
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.
UNCTAD Study on Mobile Money for Business Development in the East African Community now available in French
16 Jan 2014
Mobile money – the use of cell phones for money transfers, payments and more sophisticated financial activities such as credit, savings, and insurance – is increasingly popular in East Africa. While it offers the potential for increased financial inclusion, it could benefit from region-wide rules to coordinate and harmonize regulations, UNCTAD study says.