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Copper-dependent Zambia eyes growing market for cotton by-products
15 Dec 2017
Cotton farmers and government officials agree to promote the production of by-products like sanitary pads and biomass fuels, to create jobs and diversify the copper-dependent economy.
Alarm bells as more developing countries become commodity-dependent
13 Oct 2017
Sustainable management of the commodity sector can fuel global economic growth. Nine more developing economies became dependent on commodity exports between 2010 and 2015, bringing the total to 91, about two-thirds of all developing countries, a new UN report says.
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.
Facing the challenges to multilateralism
14 Sep 2017
The 64th session of UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board is underway, and Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has used the occasion to spotlight how the organization and its members are facing up to the challenging global environment.
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.
UNCTAD announces the development of a digital tool that will help protect consumers in the digital age
7 Jul 2017
How are countries protecting your rights as a consumer and adapting them to the global marketplace? This is one of the many questions addressed in UNCTAD’s Peer Review on Consumer Protection, the first of its kind.