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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.
Uneven trade is a persistent development challenge requiring policy attention, said UNCTAD before the UN General Assembly
10 Nov 2015
UNCTAD presented its report on international trade and development before the United Nations General Assembly, highlighting the trade inequality that persists between countries and warrants urgent policy attention.
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.
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".
Access to Financial Services as a Driver for the Post-2015 Development Agenda
14 Sep 2015
Effective use and access of available, affordable, convenient, quality, and sustainable financial services contributes to poverty reduction and economic and social development, say UNCTAD in a new Policy Brief.
More than 50 African trade-in-services negotiators and officials trained under UNCTAD partnership with the African Union Commission
3 Sep 2015
A training workshop for English-speaking African trade negotiators and officials for services negotiations was carried out by UNCTAD under the African Continental Free Trade Area initiative in August.
Member States and civil society examine questions raised at 2014 World Investment Forum
26 Mar 2015
Reform of the International Investment Agreements (IIA) regime returned to the UNCTAD agenda during a three day Expert Meeting in February, with member States and civil society calling for new approaches to drafting and implementing the agreements.
UNCTAD releases review of trends in investment agreements and investor-State dispute settlement
19 Feb 2015
In 2014, countries concluded one international investment agreement every other week. Investors continue to use investor-State dispute settlement, but the number of new cases does not reach the record high of previous years.