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Islamic Development Bank to support National Green Export Review project in Senegal
15 Nov 2016
UNCTAD and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) organized a UNFCCC COP22 side-event on "Supporting green sectors in Islamic countries: National Green Export Reviews", wherein they announced their collaboration in launching a National Green Export Review for Senegal in 2017.
African trade integration most exciting whenever it creates more jobs
3 Oct 2016
While some politicians in the global north express doubt about the benefits of trade, countries in Africa are moving ahead with deeper economic integration.
African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement discussed by experts
26 May 2016
Experts from UNCTAD, African Union Commission, Economic Commission for Africa, regional economic communities and partners gathered in Nairobi to examine key issues in drafting the agreement.
West African States meet to prepare a common position on the Continental Free Trade Area
21 Mar 2016
Representatives from members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met from 9 to 11 March 2016 in Accra, Ghana, to define a regional strategy for the negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Area.
The Islamic Republic of Iran and UNCTAD agreed on furthering cooperation in the area of trade-related issues including WTO accession
28 Feb 2016
At the invitation of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Mr. Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary General of UNCTAD, undertook an advisory mission to Tehran on 27 February 2016. The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible technical assistance and capacity building that UNCTAD could provide in the context of Iran’s trade-related reforms in particular accession to the WTO.
Ecuadorian officials trained on green industrial policy measures
24 Feb 2016
Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Trade and UNCTAD held a seminar for government officials to examine policy tools they could use to encourage businesses to adopt production processes that are more respectful of the environment, while at the same time respecting the country's multilateral trade agreements.
Advanced Biofuels Set to Play Key Role in Developing Countries
23 Feb 2016
Advanced biofuels made from non-food biomass, also known second-generation biofuels, have become a commercial reality, a new UNCTAD report concludes.
Greening Ecuador's exports of cacao-chocolate and fishery products: no easy task
10 Feb 2016
Last year, Ecuador set out to make the cocoa-chocolate and fisheries sectors more environmentally and socially responsible-and more productive. Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and UNCTAD met with government agencies, businesses and potential donors to assess progress.