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Diversify or fail: African countries with big mining sectors welcome new UNCTAD / FAO report
21 Dec 2017
Commodities and Development Report 2017 presented at mining meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies
11 Dec 2017
Without policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries risk falling short of achieving sustainable development by 2030, UN report warns.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development raised the bar - Business as usual is not an option
30 Oct 2017
Two years into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, legitimate concerns remain as to whether trade will play its meaningful role in delivering prosperity for all. The global economy may well be picking up, but it is not yet taking off. Export performance remains unprecedentedly weak, global demand limited, and job creation insufficient.
Mining industry must spread social and environmental progress to small-scale mines
17 Oct 2017
Global mining companies have made strides in cleaning up their act, but industry progress has yet to reach artisanal and small-scale mines, where the worst health, social and environmental ills continue to thrive, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has said at an international mining forum.
Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
29 Sep 2017
With just 10 weeks until a World Trade Organization summit in Argentina, there is a risk that no global agreement will be made to address the issue of overfishing, an UNCTAD official has told a public meeting at the international body's Geneva base.
Robots are coming: Mixing automation and austerity can threaten good jobs worldwide
14 Sep 2017
A new UNCTAD report sees the threat to good jobs spreading to some developing countries but points to the real challenges lying ahead. The report recommends having digital industrial policies to ensure that robotics supports – rather than threatens – inclusive development.
Ghana's Vice-President: vital to diversify out of commodities
14 Sep 2017
Ghana's future depends on developing its skill-base with free education for all and a "Marshall Plan" for farmers, according to the West African nation's Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Viet Nam strengthens its partnership with UNCTAD on sustainable use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing and BioTrade
8 Sep 2017
The Viet Nam Biodiversity Conservation Agency, focal point for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) approved a decree on the Management of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. The decree supports and enhances the development and implementation of the 2008 Vietnamese Biodiversity Law of 2008.
Iron ore industry makes comeback in 2016, says UNCTAD report
31 Jul 2017
The 2017 issue of the report provides key information on supply and demand for iron ore, industry costs, global trade in 2016, as well as expectations in 2017. The report also includes information on the leading producers and profiles of the most important supplier and consumer regions.
UNCTAD joins the growing number of voluntary commitments on ocean action
6 Jun 2017
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) announced their voluntary commitment at the Oceans Conference in New York to assist member states in the implementation of effective, inclusive policies for Sustainable Trade in fisheries.