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"New and Additional" Climate Finance: a continuing lack of clarity
11 Dec 2015
While a number of internationally agreed documents such as the Copenhagen Accord (2009) state that “new and additional” climate finance will be needed, it still remains unclear what this actually means and how climate finance additionality should be defined and recorded in statistics on official development assistance (ODA). This  Policy Brief seeks to clarify this concept.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
United Nations lays down clear principles in tackling sovereign debt
29 Jul 2015
United Nations responds to sovereign debt crises by adopting principles, with UNCTAD support, that could underlie a new legal framework and regulatory mechanisms.
UNCTAD supports the internationalisation of national laws to fight against uncooperative creditors
15 Jul 2015
On the occasion of the Conference on Financing for Development (FFD) UNCTAD held a high-level side event on 14 July 2015 entitled “Dealing with Uncooperative Creditors”.
European Parliament adopts Resolution on Financing for Development supporting UNCTAD's work in the field of Sovereign Debt
19 May 2015
On 19 May 2015, the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted a Resolution on Financing for Development A-143/2015 calling for EU participation in the UN General Assembly process. The text was adopted with a majority of 19 votes in favour, 1 against, and 3 abstentions.
EU Parliamentarians support UN initiative on Sovereign Debt Restructuring Processes
19 May 2015
UNCTAD and EURODAD jointly organised a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on 12 May about the work of the UN General Assembly regarding a legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes.
Debt and Development: The Next 15 years
15 May 2015
At a Short Courses on Key Issues on the International Economic Agenda for Geneva-based Diplomats, held on 15 May 2015, Mr. Dusan ZIVKOVIC made a presentation on Debt and Development: The Next 15 years.
Sovereign Debt Workouts - Roadmap and Guide published by UNCTAD
28 Apr 2015
In an effort to help to resolve future sovereign debt crises of the sort that have tested governments from Iceland to Argentina to Greece since the global financial meltdown of 2008, UNCTAD has published a "roadmap" of steps that countries can take before and during debt restructuring.
Legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes: a first step
25 Feb 2015
Member States, international organizations and financial institutions recently took part in the first working session of the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on sovereign debt restructuring processes, organized by UNCTAD in New York.