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At MC11, more than 70% of WTO members give political backing to role of women in trade and development
12 Dec 2017
UNCTAD among authors of framework for devising “gender responsive” trade measures supported by 119 members at World Trade Organization ministerial conference.
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.
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
Making trade work better for women -- a step in the right direction
26 Oct 2017
Some recent free trade agreements are raising the profile of women's empowerment, a new UNCTAD policy brief says, but while chapters on trade and gender are a step in the right direction they remain a light component in such deals.
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.
The Case for Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Policy
22 Jun 2017
Published by Simonetta ZarrilliChief of the Trade, Gender and Development Programme, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
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.