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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.
Trends in outward investments by transnational corporations in 2013 and prospects for 2014-15
29 Apr 2014
Investment by southern transnational corporations (TNCs) reached a record level and southern TNCs are acquiring developed country foreign affiliates in the developing world, says UNCTAD's latest Global Investment Trend Monitor.
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.
World needs policies for demand-led recovery from global financial crisis, argues UNCTAD study presented to G-20
4 Feb 2014
Weaker global demand and not new trade barriers or supply-side difficulties are responsible for the slow growth in international trade, an UNCTAD study presented to a G-20 working group on January 21-22 contends. An expansion of trade would come with the recovery of demand and output, the study argues, and not the other way round.
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.