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The Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) is the next major step in Africa's beneficial integration into the global economy: UNCTAD @MC10 Nairobi event on "CFTA: Making it work for Africa"
21 Dec 2015
Some 90 participants including several African Ministers, representatives from the private sector, academia, civil society organizations and international governmental organizations stressed the expeditious conclusion of African CFTA negotiations and follow-up implementation as necessary for the beneficial integration of Africa into the global economy.
The Continental Free Trade Area: making it work for Africa
15 Dec 2015
African leaders need to think critically about the opportunity presented by the Continental Free Trade Area in taking forward the agenda to boosting intra-African trade and to delivering prosperity for its people, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.
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.
UN Guidelines for Consumer Protection at the Heart of 20th Consumers International World Congress
21 Nov 2015
Over 700 participants came together in Brasilia for the Consumers International (CI) World Congress set to “unlocking consumer power.” The implementation of the UN Guidelines for consumer protection and UNCTAD’s upcoming meeting on consumer protection were the two major issues for discussion.
Morocco seeks to enhance production and boost exports in key green sectors
6 Nov 2015
UNCTAD and the Ministry charged with Environment, organized a first national stakeholder workshop on Morocco's National Green Export Review on 20 and 21 October, to identify green products and sectors with high development potential in the Kingdom.
Experts meeting in Geneva discuss how to make trade work for the sustainable development goals
16 Oct 2015
Experts meeting in Geneva discussed which “policy interfaces” – or complementary actions – can help trade policy contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
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.
Improving Market Access for the Least Developed Countries in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
8 Oct 2015
A new UNCTAD Policy Brief focuses on key questions concerning how to achieve target 17.11 of the Global Goals though improving market access conditions faced by the least developed countries.
2030 trade agenda for sustainable and responsible fisheries proposed by UNCTAD and the Commonwealth Secretariat
1 Oct 2015
Experts meeting on trade in sustainable fisheries come up with a set of concrete recommendations to halt a looming catastrophe for the millions of people who depend on fish for food and their livelihoods.
UNCTAD Inter-governmental body discusses reform of international investment agreements
30 Sep 2015
On 16 September, more than a 100 policymakers from government, private sector and international and civil society organizations discussed UNCTAD’s "Roadmap for Reform of the International Investment Regime".