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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.
Least Developed Countries Report 2015
25 Nov 2015
In its Least Developed Countries Report 2015, subtitled "Transforming Rural Economies", UNCTAD proposes a roadmap to fight against the root causes of migration flows within and from least developed countries (LDCs) and to eliminate poverty by 2030.
Premium Cambodian pepper shows how poor countries can successfully trade rural products
26 Oct 2015
Farmers from Kampot, Cambodia went to Italy to talk about how UNCTAD helped them spice up their business and make kampot pepper a success.
At Manila workshop, stakeholders ask how poor countries in Asia and the Pacific can put into place development-oriented trade policies
12 Oct 2015
UNCTAD and the Asian Development Bank held a workshop on integrating trade into national development strategies in Asia and the Pacific in Manila, the Philippines, from 1–2 October 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.
Comprehensive policies are needed to address 'growth paradox' in the world's poorest countries
28 Sep 2015
Weak productive capacities and a lack of structural economic transformation continue to accentuate the "growth paradox" seen in least developed countries in which growth has little or no impact on reducing poverty, UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board hears.
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.
Buy Local, Act Global: UNCTAD shares experiences in promoting rural products in least developed countries at the Ninth World Chamber Congress
30 Jun 2015
Sharing experience of promoting rural products from least developed countries by highlighting their unique geographical origins, representatives of UNCTAD participated in a "Buy Local, Act Global" event at the Ninth World Chamber Congress organized by the International Chamber of Commerce on 10-12 June 2015 in Turin, Italy.