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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.
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.
Civil society exchanges views on the links between trade and the SDGs
19 Oct 2015
Representatives from civil society shared their views during a roundtable discussion on how to make trade work for the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
Geneva-based international trade bodies reaffirm united front in support of sustainable development
5 Oct 2015
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi welcomed the heads of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) to discussions at UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board on 21 September.
Trade and Climate Change Policy Beyond 2015
3 Sep 2015
Trade policies can have an impact on the climate change mitigation efforts of countries, just as policies for addressing climate change can influence trade among countries, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.
Second edition of the online course on Non-Tariff Measures
26 May 2015
The second online training course on Non-Tariff Measures’ Collection and Classification will be held from 1 June  to 19 July 19 2015.   85 participants from 55 countries have been selected from more than 240 applications.
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.