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Technology and Innovation Report 2015 launched in Nairobi
23 Dec 2015
UNCTAD launched the flagship report on 16 December at an event organized with the Government of Kenya on the margins of the 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization.
UNCTAD to help Kazakhstan modernize customs administration
22 Dec 2015
UNCTAD and Kazakhstan recently launched a new project to align the country's customs procedures with international standards and adapt to the conditions of its recent membership of the World Trade Organization.
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.
Branding strategies using Geographical Indications can help farmers in the poorest countries
28 Sep 2015
Rural communities could gain significantly from the introduction of Geographical Indications for branding their products, representatives of UNCTAD said at the Second International Conference on Agriculture in an Urbanizing Society held in Rome from 14–17 September.
Thailand needs to innovate to avoid 'middle income trap'
17 Sep 2015
Thailand needs to make strong efforts to foster innovation in order to be able to compete in higher value-added activities and avoid falling into the "middle-income trap", UNCTAD's Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Review of Thailand has revealed.
UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa strengthen collaboration
13 Jul 2015
In a Memorandum of Understanding, UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have agreed to strengthen the scope and impact of their activities in East Africa by joining forces on a number of issues.
Benin Enhanced Integrated Framework Tier II project to strengthen trade and productive capacities goes operational
30 Jun 2015
The government of Benin has begun implementing a Tier II project on Strengthening Productive and Trade Capacities of Benin, under the aegis of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) of which UNCTAD plays an active role. The implementation phase was launched in Benin's seat of government, Cotonou, at a ceremony on 11 June 2015.
CSTD 18th Annual Session, 4-8 May
8 May 2015
The critical role of science, technology and innovation in transitioning from Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals and progress in the implementation outcomes of the 2005 World Summit on the Information Society were discussed at the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development.
Science, technology and innovation is essential for Thailand's competitiveness and sustainable development
7 May 2015
It is imperative for Thailand to make strong efforts to foster innovation in order to be able to compete in higher value-added activities and avoid falling into the "middle-income trap" according to a new policy review carried out by UNCTAD in collaboration with the Government of Thailand.