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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.
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.
Making mining work more for the local community and the sustainability of the planet
18 Nov 2015
The minerals and metals mining sector must do a better job at making a positive impact on local economies.
UNCTAD brings together port professionals from around the world to improve competitiveness with 'port performance scorecard'
23 Oct 2015
At the end of September 2015, 42 port operators from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean gathered for a week in Indonesia to jointly defined scorecard of indicators to help ports achieve greater competitiveness.
Port Managers in Côte d'Ivoire complete UNCTAD training
12 Oct 2015
Twenty-four participants, including six women, took part in a TrainForTrade/UNCTAD Port Training Programme in Côte d'Ivoire and were awarded the UNCTAD Certificate in Modern Port Management in Abidjan on 3 September 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.
UNCTAD helps Haiti's port officials improve their skills as the port at Port-au-Prince is rebuilt
3 Aug 2015
As reconstruction of the port at Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, presses on after a devastating earthquake in 2010, UNCTAD's TrainForTrade programme is offering training to Haitian instructors so that they can in turn train up port officials.
Promoting fish exports from Least Developed Countries
27 Jul 2015
UNCTAD is to organize a training and capacity building Workshop in Moroni, Comoros, from 28 to 30 July 2015. The workshop is part of UNCTAD's project titled: Building the capacities of selected Least Developed Countries to upgrade and diversify their fish exports.
Global competition policies to be reviewed at major five-yearly gathering in Geneva
3 Jul 2015
The Seventh UN Review Conference, marking the 35th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Set of Multilaterally Agreed Equitable Principles and Rules for the Control of Restrictive Business Practices (also referred to as the United Nations Set), takes place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on 6–10 July 2015.
United Nations member States to review the "UN Set" on competition for the seventh time
3 Jul 2015
United Nations member States are meeting from 6-10 July 2015 in Geneva to reaffirm the validity of the only multilateral instrument adopted by the UN General Assembly in the area of Competition Policy, the so-called UN Set on competition. This instrument was adopted in 1980 and member States have reaffirmed its validity six times.