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Port training programme deemed a success in the Philippines
28 Dec 2015
Nearly two-dozen managers from 19 ports across the Philippines recently presented the recommendations from case studies conducted as part of UNCTAD's training programme. Port authorities, encouraged by the results, committed to continuing and strengthening the programme.
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.
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.
Tackling high levels of joblessness among young people, UNCTAD and the Commonwealth launch guide to youth entrepreneurship
24 Nov 2015
A policy guide for advancing youth entrepreneurship, jointly developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and UNCTAD, was launched on 24 November 2015 at a business forum taking place ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta (27–29 November).
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.
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.
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.
Urbanization - a challenge and an opportunity for developing countries
1 May 2015
More and more people in developing countries are living in cities but the next wave of urbanization need not be a threat to the betterment of their lives: indeed, an UNCTAD report says it presents an opportunity.
United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development, 4-8 May 2015
30 Apr 2015
This year's Commission will focus on two priority themes - Strategic foresight for the post-2015 development agenda and digital development - as well as the progress made in implementing the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).