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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.
Reshaping the Investment Regime in the Era of Sustainable Development
20 Nov 2015
States' recent steps to reform the international investment regime, aligning it with today's sustainable development imperative, were at the centre of discussion at a Conference, co-organized by UNCTAD and CCSI, in New York on 10-11 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.
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.
Reforms of International Investment Agreements should promote sustainable development goals
1 Oct 2015
Speakers at the UNCTAD 62nd Trade and Development Board said that international investment agreements must preserve States' abilities to adopt policies that support the SDGs. A better balance between the rights and obligations of investors and host States are needed, as are improved arbitration mechanisms.
Experts discuss new ways to use trade policy to protect the world's fish and oceans
29 Sep 2015
UNCTAD and the Commonwealth Secretariat gather leading experts to discuss options to further advance trade in sustainable fisheries.
Reeling from the catastrophe of Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu rebuilds with an export strategy for its copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products
14 Aug 2015
Stakeholders agreed to Vanuatu's national action plan for copra/coconut, cocoa and sandalwood products at a National Green Export Review workshop, facilitated by UNCTAD, in Port Vila in August.
Small island developing states in the Pacific explore ways to make fisheries and other oceans economic sectors more sustainable
10 Aug 2015
A group of regional experts, including UNCTAD representatives, gathered in Vanuatu to analyse the main multilateral and regional processes related to trade in sustainable fisheries in Small Island Developing States in the Pacific.
World Investment Report 2015: Reforming International Investment Governance
24 Jun 2015
This year’s World Investment Report, the 25th in the series, aims to inform global debates on the future of the international policy environment for cross-border investment.
Trade, poverty reduction and protecting the environment go hand in hand, says UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
29 Apr 2015
Joakim Reiter discussed the links between trade and environmental policies for sustainable development at a gathering of international leaders to mark the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva on 28 April.