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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.
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.
Debt sustainability takes centre stage at Trade and Development Board
25 Sep 2015
Representatives of member States contributing to discussions at the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board praised UNCTAD's work on sovereign debt crises and the search for a new mechanism to deal with them.
United Nations lays down clear principles in tackling sovereign debt
29 Jul 2015
United Nations responds to sovereign debt crises by adopting principles, with UNCTAD support, that could underlie a new legal framework and regulatory mechanisms.
Sovereign Debt Workouts - Roadmap and Guide published by UNCTAD
28 Apr 2015
In an effort to help to resolve future sovereign debt crises of the sort that have tested governments from Iceland to Argentina to Greece since the global financial meltdown of 2008, UNCTAD has published a "roadmap" of steps that countries can take before and during debt restructuring.
In 2014, world merchandise exports grew by 0.6%, while trade in services recorded a 4.2% global increase
14 Apr 2015
Estimates of global international trade for 2014 are published today jointly with WTO. These statistics cover annual and quarterly merchandise and services transactions - up to Q4 2014. Seasonally adjusted quarterly statistics are also available for the volume of international merchandise commerce.
Commodity prices decline throughout 2014
8 Apr 2015
The 'All Groups' commodity price index for 2014 fell by 6.1% compared with the 2013 annual average, reflecting the general downward trend in commodity prices.
Civil society experts make recommendations for a sovereign debt restructuring framework
6 Mar 2015
United Nations member States and experts from civil society, academia and the legal profession made recommendations on a framework for sovereign debt restructuring to the General Assembly in New York.
Legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes: a first step
25 Feb 2015
Member States, international organizations and financial institutions recently took part in the first working session of the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on sovereign debt restructuring processes, organized by UNCTAD in New York.