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Technology is key driver of development, United Nations General Assembly hears at high-level meeting
17 Dec 2015
As current chair of the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS), UNCTAD has welcomed the adoption of the high-level outcome document by a General Assembly High-Level Meeting in New York on 15–16 December to review the implementation of outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in the context of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNCTAD delivers keynote address at the Swiss e-Commerce Conference
26 Nov 2015
UNCTAD's 2015 Information Economy Report, subtitled "Unlocking the potential of E-Commerce in Developing Countries" was prominently featured at the Swiss e-Commerce Conference organized by NetComm Suisse - the Swiss E-Commerce Association - which took place in Baden, Switzerland, on 25 November 2015.
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.
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.
Ministry of Culture of Cabo Verde advances in the formulation of public policies for the development of their Creative Economy
27 Jul 2015
The Integrated Strategic Plan for the Development of the Creative Economy in Cabo Verde elaborated by the Ministry of Culture is now available and it includes some of the recommendations put forward by the UNCTAD/EIF study "Economias Criativas Cabo-Verdianas: Potencializando vocações para um novo desenvolvimento".
Escalating the potential of culture for economic diversification and sustainable development in Macao, China
28 May 2015
UNCTAD participated at the "Forum on Cultural Industries (Macao) 2015" from 17-20 May, under the theme of "region synergy and platform innovation" to discuss strategies for culture and technology innovation, international competitiveness of cultural industries, regional development and cultural creativity.
UNCTAD assumes UNGIS Chair
26 May 2015
At a High-Level meeting on the occasion of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland, UNCTAD took over the chair of the United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS).
Cabo Verde's Creative Economy report available on-line
26 Mar 2015
The report and its findings support the potential of Cabo Verde to capitalize on its rich cultural expressions (music, festivals, handicrafts, gastronomy, tourism and cultural events) to achieve real sustainable development.
UNCTAD and WITSA sign MoU to assist developing countries to benefit from ICTs
25 Mar 2015
Efforts to boost the local information and communications technology industry in developing countries gained new ground today as UNCTAD and the World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Information Economy Report 2015: Unlocking the Potential of E-commerce for Developing Countries
24 Mar 2015
The 2015 edition of Information Economy Report examines electronic commerce, and shows in detail how information and communications technologies can be harnessed to support economic growth and sustainable development.