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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.
Tax avoidance threatens development agenda, meeting told
10 Nov 2017
Tax avoidance like that highlighted by the Paradise Papers is among the threats to the economic and social aspirations of the international community – embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals – since tax not paid denies an important stream of financing, experts meeting with United Nations member States in Geneva this week said.
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.
Senegal set to boost "green" exports of cashews and mangoes
27 Oct 2017
The Senegalese government on Wednesday announced that the country will work with UNCTAD to boost the competitiveness of its cashew and mango exports.
New Investment Models in Health-Related R&D – the Case of Antibiotic Resistance
5 Oct 2017
Investment in new classes of antibiotics and better stewardship programmes for existingantibiotics would be crucial to ward off the risks from antibiotic drugresistance, said James Zhan, UNCTAD Director of Investment and Enterprise.
Occupied Palestinian Territory: a vicious cycle of economic collapse
19 Sep 2017
Fifty years of occupation has driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty, delegates at UNCTAD talks heard today, as the key messages of the organization's new report on its assistance to the Palestinian people were underscored.
Fifty years of occupation have driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty
12 Sep 2017
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It is the longest occupation in recent history. For the Palestinian people, these have been five decades of de-development, suppressed human potential and denial of the right to development. There is no end in sight, according to this year's report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people.
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.