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Financed by Sweden, UNCTAD to analyze impacts of trade policy on women
16 Nov 2016
Policy makers in developing countries will soon be able to analyze the likely impact of trade policy on women and other groups within society, an UNCTAD official said on Monday, announcing new funding from Sweden for the trade and gender programme.
UNCTAD and UN WOMEN team up to train on trade and gender equality
15 Nov 2016
How does trade liberalization affect women? Or men? And how can we make trade flows better and fairer for both sexes?
UNCTAD marks International Day of Rural Women
15 Oct 2016
Actions to combat poverty in rural areas, where over 70% of the world's 1.4 billion extremely poor people live, will be crucial if the aspiration of the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty is to be met.
UNCDF and UNCTAD Renew Joint Work on Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries
27 May 2016
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UNCTAD have announced a commitment to strengthen their joint work on policy research and analysis; technical cooperation; and capacity building. Working more closely together, they aim to improve further their support for the world's 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) from the earliest stages of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Women's economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting
26 May 2016
An expert meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women was held by the Trade, Gender and Development Unit on 23 and 24 May 2016 to promote a better understanding of the links between trade and gender.
UN family strengthens framework to deliver as one on trade and productive capacity building
24 May 2016
UNCTAD Deputy-Secretary-General, Joakim Reiter, and ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Deborah Greenfield, opened an information session for Geneva-based delegates on the establishment of a global Multi-Donor Trust Fund to support the UN Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity.
Trade and Global Value Chains: how to address the gender dimension
23 Mar 2016
Global value chains have become a dominant feature of world trade and investment, but what opportunities and risks do they provide to women? This question was addressed at a side event jointly organized by UNCTAD and Finland on 17 March during the 60th session at the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Finalists of the Empretec Women in Business Awards announced
18 Mar 2016
The awards celebrate exceptional businesswomen who have benefitted from UNCTAD's global entrepreneurship training network, Empretec, and have become role models due to their outstanding achievements in running micro and small businesses. Since its launch in 1988, the Empretec programme has trained and motivated more than 350,000 entrepreneurs in more than 37 countries.
Second UNCTAD online course on trade and gender concludes successfully
11 Mar 2016
Seventy-seven researchers, government officials and civil society representatives, including 47 women, from 44 countries, successfully completed the second edition of the UNCTAD online course on trade and gender, held from 4 January to 21 February 2016.
On Women's Day, UNCTAD takes part in Geneva Gender Debate
3 Mar 2016
To mark this year's International Women's Day, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Joakim Reiter will take part in the first annual Geneva Gender Debate organised by the Swiss city's Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies on 8 March, 2016.