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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.
Shipping needs to be more efficient -- Q&A with Dirk Vande Velde, Mediterranean Shipping Company's Chief Sustainable Development Officer
10 Nov 2016
This year's Review of Maritime Transport, launched on 7 November, highlights that 2015 was another difficult year for the shipping industry, with continued overcapacity and historically low freight rates.
Seaborne shipping grows at slowest pace since 2009, future remains uncertain
7 Nov 2016
Seaborne shipments passed 10 billion tons for the first time ever in 2015, up 2.1 per cent from 9.8 billion tons the year before, the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2016 says, noting that this is the slowest pace of growth in the industry since 2009 and that future growth looks uncertain.
World Maritime Day 2016
25 Sep 2016
Ahead of the World Maritime Day 2016, UNCTAD notes that world seaborne trade exceeded 10 billion tons in 2015; maritime transport underpins cross-border transport networks linking supply chains and enabling globalized trade.
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.