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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
Regional integration creates opportunities for SMEs and women
20 Dec 2017
Written by Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD
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.
Making trade work for gender equality: a Q&A with Simonetta Zarrilli
11 Dec 2017
At WTO's MC11, the UNCTAD expert explains why including the "gender dimension" in trade policy will boost prosperity for all.
WTO MC11 negotiations: prospects for fish, women and non-tariff measures
6 Dec 2017
With the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference right around the corner, UNCTAD member States discuss progress on negotiations on fisheries subsidies, gender and non-tariff measures.
Making trade work better for women -- a step in the right direction
26 Oct 2017
Some recent free trade agreements are raising the profile of women's empowerment, a new UNCTAD policy brief says, but while chapters on trade and gender are a step in the right direction they remain a light component in such deals.
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.
Toolbox helps governments ensure trade empowers women
28 Sep 2017
New trade measures or agreements can end up holding women back in an economy, but a new toolbox offers a way for policy makers to head off the risk before such accords come into force, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has told a public session at the World Trade Organization.
Making women’s economic empowerment a reality
18 Sep 2017
There is a global consensus that gender equality and women's economic empowerment are key elements to achieve the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The challenge is to turn that level of ambition into reality on the ground, and the United Nations is playing its part to achieve this.