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Port training programme deemed a success in the Philippines
28 Dec 2015
Nearly two-dozen managers from 19 ports across the Philippines recently presented the recommendations from case studies conducted as part of UNCTAD's training programme. Port authorities, encouraged by the results, committed to continuing and strengthening the programme.
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.
Uneven trade is a persistent development challenge requiring policy attention, said UNCTAD before the UN General Assembly
10 Nov 2015
UNCTAD presented its report on international trade and development before the United Nations General Assembly, highlighting the trade inequality that persists between countries and warrants urgent policy attention.
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.
Policy, not technical challenges, is the real hurdle for smallholder farmers, says Civil Society
5 Oct 2015
Smallholder farmers could help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, but governments and international organizations need to engage with them more actively, said a network of smallholder farmers.
UNCTAD Inter-governmental body discusses reform of international investment agreements
30 Sep 2015
On 16 September, more than a 100 policymakers from government, private sector and international and civil society organizations discussed UNCTAD’s "Roadmap for Reform of the International Investment Regime".
Zambia validates updated trade policies with help from UNCTAD
8 May 2015
Zambia's trade is dominated by the export of a primary commodity - copper - so the Government is looking at ways to diversify sources of revenue, add value to exports and build a resilient economy for its citizens.
Member States and civil society examine questions raised at 2014 World Investment Forum
26 Mar 2015
Reform of the International Investment Agreements (IIA) regime returned to the UNCTAD agenda during a three day Expert Meeting in February, with member States and civil society calling for new approaches to drafting and implementing the agreements.
UNCTAD releases review of trends in investment agreements and investor-State dispute settlement
19 Feb 2015
In 2014, countries concluded one international investment agreement every other week. Investors continue to use investor-State dispute settlement, but the number of new cases does not reach the record high of previous years.