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Market access for services exports from least developed countries needs to get real, MC11 hears
20 Dec 2017
The World Trade Organization’s services waiver exists on paper, but LDCs have yet to exploit in practice.
All goods are not created equal: a Q&A on rules of origin with Stefano Inama
8 Dec 2017
Ahead of WTO MC11, the UNCTAD expert explains why global trade is increasingly discriminatory, and what’s at stake for Least Developed Countries.
Progress in least developed countries hinges on access to modern energy
22 Nov 2017
Expanding access to adequate, reliable and affordable sources of modern energy is essential if the world’s poorest nations are to escape the poverty trap, says The Least Developed Countries Report 2017: Transformational Energy Access.
Experts discuss how to build productive capacities in the least developed countries
6 Nov 2017
Experts, meeting at UNCTAD, will assess what progress has been made by the least developed countries vis-à-vis the goals set out in the Istanbul Programme of Action related to building productive capacities and doubling their share in global exports, while enhancing benefits from global trade.
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.
Sustainable Tourism - A tool for development and poverty eradication
28 Aug 2017
Today, tourism generates 10% of the world's GDP, 1 in every 10 jobs and 30% of world trade in services. It is key to many countries' economies and livelihoods.
Fishery exports and Least Developed Countries
24 Aug 2017
A new UNCTAD study examines the development potential of the fishery sector in selected Least Developed Countries in Africa and Asia, providing policy recommendations to overcome challenges on both the supply and demand sides.
Q&A with Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, USAID Global Development Lab
26 Jan 2017
Policy makers can be a bridge between people who are passionate about ideas and a place where those ideas can be implemented, says Ticora Jones, whose work links up universities and local communities looking to technology to address development challenges. Ms. Jones was speaking at the UN's Commission on Science and Technology for Development, convened by UNCTAD in Geneva, Switzerland, on 23-25 January.
Q&A with Gillian Marcelle, Executive Director, UVI Research and Technology Park
25 Jan 2017
It is becoming clearer that tackling urgent development challenges like access to affordable homes and clean water requires mixing and matching traditional and non-traditional sources of innovation and investment. UVI Research and Technology Park Executive Director Gillian Marcelle, whose varied career spans academia, commerce and development agencies, visited the UN's Commission on Science and Technology for Development, convened by UNCTAD on 23-25 January, to spell out how she sees the way forward.