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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.
The Republic of Korea supports UNCTAD Capacity-Building on ICT for development in the East African Community
16 Dec 2014
The Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs of the Republic of Korea contributed $50,000 to the UNCTAD Multi-donor Trust Fund on Information and Communication Technologies Policies for Development.
ICTs crucial for women entrepreneurs in Tanzania
10 Dec 2014
An assessment under joint ILO-UNCTAD project helps to identify areas where efforts are needed to extend ICT use by women-owned enterprises.
Ethiopia strengthens its information and communication technology policies with UNCTAD support
3 Nov 2014
UNCTAD is assisting Ethiopia in the production of information economy statistics and a review of its e-commerce laws.
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.
UNCTAD releases model ICT policy review framework
14 Apr 2014
In an increasingly inter-connected world economy, government policies which effectively leverage information and communications technologies (ICTs) to promote economic growth and socioeconomic benefits are crucial. However, designing and implementing such policies can be a challenge for many developing countries.
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.
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.