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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.
"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.
After the Supercycle: New Development Challenges for Commodity Exporters
27 Apr 2015
The 2015 UNCTAD Global Commodities Forum tackled new dynamics in international agricultural markets, and policy options for commodity-dependent economies in Geneva from 13-14 April.
Debate heats up over reform of the Swiss commodity trading sector at UNCTAD forum
17 Apr 2015
UNCTAD's two-day Global Commodities Forum on 13–14 April provided a platform for differing views on how best to reform Swiss commodities trading to benefit people in the developing countries where raw materials are grown or extracted.
Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz backs UNCTAD's work on debt workouts
10 Apr 2015
A workshop on a multilateral legal framework for debt restructuring processes took place on March 31st 2015, at Columbia University in New York City.
UNCTAD Commodities Week
8 Apr 2015
"Transforming Commodities into Sustainable Development", will be the focus of UNCTAD Commodities Week (13-17 April 2015).
Swiss commodity traders under scrutiny at UNCTAD forum
8 Apr 2015
Representatives from the Swiss Government, individual trading companies and transparency advocates will discuss the current lack of publicly available information about commodity trading in Switzerland at UNCTAD's sixth annual Global Commodities Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 13–14 April 2015.
Impact of falling oil prices on developing countries examined at Commodities forum
8 Apr 2015
The spectacular fall in prices for oil and other commodities since mid-2014 and what it means for resource-rich developing countries will be among key issues discussed by participants of UNCTAD's sixth annual Global Commodities Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 13–14 April.