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Experts look beyond WTO setback as time runs out to roll back harmful fishing subsidies
19 Dec 2017
After MC11, UNCTAD Secretary-General says negotiations to tackle overfishing could move to new United Nations platforms.
For-profit business models are an effective path to sustainable development, meeting hears
24 Nov 2017
Four successful entrepreneurs from around the globe tell an UNCTAD commission that for-profit businesses can be key partners in solving economic, social and environmental problems
Launch of Jack Ma's eFounders Initiative
22 Nov 2017
Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD welcomed the inaugural class of African entrepreneurs to China for a two-week intensive course on e-commerce
Woman entrepreneur from Tanzania wins “Start-up for SDGs” contest
15 Nov 2017
A Tanzanian start-up making reusable sanitary pads from biodegradable cotton won first prize on Tuesday at a youth entrepreneurship pitching event in Geneva, taking home US$15,000 in equity.
Increased innovation key to Rwanda's continued success
27 Oct 2017
UNCTAD presented in Kigali its review of the country's progress in building a knowledge-based economy
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.
UN highlights critical role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the SDGs
15 May 2017
The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development concluded its twentieth session on the evening of 12 May with countries reaffirming its role as the United Nations torch-bearer for science, technology and innovation for development.
UN makes a solid case for the benefits of multilateral collaboration, openness, and the transformative potential of technology
9 May 2017
"Scientific and technological progress is an essential means to eradicate poverty and create a better world for all. We should not see it as an existential threat," said Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary-General of UNCTAD about the opening of the twentieth session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD), the premier platform of the UN system that tackles science and technology questions and their implications for development.
Port-au-Prince, Haïti : l'Autorité Portuaire Nationale a accueilli la 19e Réunion de Coordination du réseau francophone du Programme de Gestion Portuaire TrainForTrade de la CNUCED
27 Apr 2017
Les soutenances de mémoires du premier cycle de formation, le lancement d'une nouvelle promotion ainsi qu'une visite des installations portuaires ont également été organisés en marge de cette réunion.
Third UNCTAD online course on trade and gender concludes successfully
9 Mar 2017
Eighty-nine researchers, government officials, UN staff and civil society representatives, including58 women and 31 men from 55 countries successfully completed the third edition of the UNCTAD online course on trade and gender, held from 9 January to 26 February 2017.