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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.
Collective effort needed to protect consumers in data fueled economy, UNCTAD SG says
27 Oct 2017
India and other Asian countries must work collectively to protect consumers in a global economy increasingly fueled by data, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi has today told a global event in New Delhi on empowering consumers in new markets.
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.
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.
Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa
19 Jul 2017
Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
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.
Consumer protection remedy, how to increase trust in e-commerce?
3 May 2017
"Consumers must be empowered, protected and educated about their rights in order to enhance their trust in digital trade, as they play an important role in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular goals 8, 9, 10, 12, 16 and 17," said UNCTAD's Associate Legal Officer Arnau Izaguerri, at the E-commerce week 2017 held from 24-28 April in Geneva.
First training centre to promote consumer protection in Middle East and North Africa region
10 Apr 2017
The first Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional training center for consumer protection was officially launched in Beirut, on 5 April, by UNCTAD in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Trade of Lebanon.
Global foreign direct investment fell 13% in 2016, but modest recovery expected in 2017 - new figures
1 Feb 2017
Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) fell 13% in 2016 to an estimated $1.52 trillion as global economic growth remained weak and world trade volumes posted anemic gains, according to the latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor.