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"New and Additional" Climate Finance: a continuing lack of clarity
11 Dec 2015
While a number of internationally agreed documents such as the Copenhagen Accord (2009) state that “new and additional” climate finance will be needed, it still remains unclear what this actually means and how climate finance additionality should be defined and recorded in statistics on official development assistance (ODA). This  Policy Brief seeks to clarify this concept.
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
Emerging debt crises pose a threat to the new global development agenda, follow-up to UN resolution needed
5 Oct 2015
A round table discussion warns of new debt crises and the challenges these will pose to the Sustainable Development Goals if the world does not agree on a new, more effective legal mechanism to restructure sovereign debt. Civil society urges UNCTAD to continue its work on the issue.
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.
United Nations General Assembly adopts basic principles on sovereign debt restructuring
11 Sep 2015
A draft resolution on "Basic Principles on Sovereign Debt Restructuring Processes" (A/69/L.84) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York at its Sixty-Ninth Session on 10 September 2015, with 136 member States voting for, six against and 41 abstentions. UNCTAD, with over 40 years of experience on debt management and restructuring issues, served as secretariat for the negotiations among Members on the resolution.
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.
Myanmar's unique products to benefit from 'geographical indication' promotion and protection, UNCTAD workshop in Yangon told
27 Apr 2015
Least developed countries such as Myanmar can add value to unique products by establishing legal and commercial frameworks indicating their geographical origin.
Asia-Pacific Regional High-level Policy Dialogue on the Istanbul Programme of Action attended by UNCTAD
9 Mar 2015
UNCTAD Director served as resource High-level Policy Dialogue on the Implementation of the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the decade 2011-2020, held in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 4-6 March 2015.