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Launch of the Commodities and Development Report 2015
24 Dec 2015
The Commodities and Development Report 2015, entitled "Smallholder Farmers and Sustainable Commodity Development" was launched on 17 December 2015 on the margins of the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO taking place in Nairobi. The presentation of the report was preceded by an introduction by Joakim Reiter, UNCTAD's Deputy Secretary-General.
United Nations General Assembly adopts new framework for international consumer protection
23 Dec 2015
Consumer rights have been boosted with the adoption of revised United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection by the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December 2015. With this update, member States have agreed to put UNCTAD at the centre of global consumer protection.
UNCTAD receives a new consumer protection mandate from the General Assembly
23 Dec 2015
The United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus the revised United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection, entrusting UNCTAD with a new mandate, on 22 December 2015.
Reaping Benefits through Trade Facilitation: Ministerial panel discusses policies to bolster competitiveness, improve governance and enhance regional integration
22 Dec 2015
A high-level panel on trade facilitation discussed opportunities and challenges for developing countries associated with the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Sudan strengthens capacity to carry out trade facilitation reform
16 Dec 2015
The Sudanese Trade Facilitation Committee agreed on an action plan to implement trade facilitation reforms. They will be assisted by UNCTAD, the World Customs Organization and the United Kingdom.
Reaping benefits from trade facilitation
11 Dec 2015
In a new policy brief, UNCTAD examines the potential impact that trade facilitation reforms can have on trade competitiveness and development, including a number of specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and on revenue collection and other public policy objectives.
UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection at the Heart of 20th Consumers International World Congress
21 Nov 2015
Over 700 participants came together in Brasilia for the Consumers International (CI) World Congress set to “unlocking consumer power.” The implementation of the UN Guidelines for consumer protection and UNCTAD’s upcoming meeting on consumer protection were the two major issues for discussion.
Debt sustainability takes centre stage at Trade and Development Board
25 Sep 2015
Representatives of member States contributing to discussions at the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board praised UNCTAD's work on sovereign debt crises and the search for a new mechanism to deal with them.
United Nations General Assembly to vote on debt restructuring principles
9 Sep 2015
In response to Argentina's "vulture funds" crisis and growing concerns about sovereign debt problems elswhere, the United Nations General Assembly tasked UNCTAD with ways to improve sovereign debt restructuring processes.
United Kingdom funds project on Trade Facilitation
3 Sep 2015
The United Kingdom will fund a capacity building project to be implemented by UNCTAD and the World Customs Organization, which aims to support the implementation of the World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement in developing and least developed countries.