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From Bhutan's red rice to goat meat from Mozambique, unique products can boost exports from the poorest countries
9 Dec 2016
Natural, heritage products, if protected and marketed well, could become a bigger source of revenue for many Least Developed Countries. Many of these countries are dangerously dependent on commodity exports and must diversify their economies.
End fishing subsidies to protect millions of jobs in developing countries
5 Dec 2016
Developing countries can protect millions of fisheries-related jobs by negotiating an end to fishing subsidies at a top-level World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting scheduled for December 2017, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on Wednesday.
UNCTAD marks World Statistics Day: 'Better Data, Better Lives'
20 Oct 2016
Effective new policies that create jobs, improve wellbeing and drive social development will depend on reliable, timely and impartial statistics, the head of UNCTAD's statistics and information branch said in a statement marking World Statistics Day.
Too many boats chasing too few fish, subsidies need reform - Q&A with Aimee Gonzales of WWF
23 Sep 2016
In July, some 90 countries signed up to an UNCTAD-FAO-UNEP roadmap towards ending harmful fishing subsidies. Some non-governmental organizations also signed up, including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Aimee Gonzales, WWF's ecosystems goods and services manager, explains why the initiative is so important.
Kenyan fashion flies the flag at UNCTAD14, sees the Secretary-General dance
22 Jul 2016
Bold patterns, striking poses and African rhythms spilled out on the roof of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Tuesday night as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) hosted the crème of Kenyan fashion at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi.
Civil society united in call for a stronger UNCTAD
20 Jul 2016
Civil society organizations urged Governments to strengthen the mandate of the UNCTAD, including on tax issues and trade imbalances, and commended the United Nations body for having been the first to warn about the global financial crisis.
Q&A with Alvin Mosioma, Tax Justice Network in Africa
20 Jul 2016
UNCTAD spoke to Alvin Mosioma, who is leading the process by which civil society organizations seek to influence the intergovernmental deliberations at UNCTAD 14.
Forum on Cultural Industries 2016 - One Belt One Road Initiative and Opportunities for Macao Cultural Industries
15 Jun 2016
The forum (Macao SAR- 5-9 June 2016) discussed the opportunities for Macao to develop its cultural industries based on its strategic location as an important stop on Maritime Silk Road with great historical and cultural value, its privileged location in the Pearl River Delta (China's economic hub and densely populated area), the mature resources of gaming industry and tourism.
Beijing International Forum on Creative Economy: A Dynamic Force for the Sustainable Development of Cities
10 Jun 2016
Organized under the 4th China International Fair on Trade in Services (Beijing), the Beijing International Forum on Creative Economy was opened by Vice-Mayor of Beijing Municipal Government, Madame Cheng Hong, who remarked that China is the second largest exporter and importer of services in the world with tourism, culture and recreational services in the growing trend.
A step forward in the fight against harmful fishing practices
1 Jun 2016
UNCTAD welcomes the imminent operationalization of the FAO's Port State Measures Agreement that will give States and Port Authorities increased competences and legal tools to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.