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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.
Making trade policies more gender sensitive in the Caribbean
4 Dec 2015
UNCTAD partnered with the Caribbean Development Bank to train senior trade officers from the region on integrating gender analysis in Caribbean trade and economic growth programmes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ensuring Gender-Sensitive Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Framework
30 Jul 2015
In its latest Policy Brief, UNCTAD presents suggestions on elements, data and considerations that — once the post-2015 “package” enters into force — may prove useful to assess whether sustainable development goals 1, 2, 5 and 17 are being implemented in a gender sensitive way.
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.