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Intelligent trade and technologies: Preparing for the trade facilitation of the future
12 Dec 2017
Written by Jan Hoffmann, Trade Logistics Branch, UNCTADArticle No. 12 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°76 - Fourth Quarter 2017]
It is that time of the year… again !
12 Dec 2017
Written by Arántzazu SánchezArticle No. 14 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°76 - Fourth Quarter 2017]
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.
Green energy could help developing countries diversify their economies
12 Oct 2017
Green energy could help developing countries that are too dependent on commodities exports diversify their economies and reduce their vulnerabilities to volatile markets, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has said in Geneva at an international meeting on commodities.
Standards leading the way towards innovation
15 Sep 2017
Written by Lance Thompson, Chief of the UN/CEFACT Support Unit at UNECEArticle No. 9 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°75 - Third Quarter 2017]
Robots are coming: Mixing automation and austerity can threaten good jobs worldwide
14 Sep 2017
A new UNCTAD report sees the threat to good jobs spreading to some developing countries but points to the real challenges lying ahead. The report recommends having digital industrial policies to ensure that robotics supports – rather than threatens – inclusive development.
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.
Developing logistic services to support the hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation offshore industry in Colombia
8 Sep 2017
Written by Andres Castellanos, Jahir Lombana, Mauricio Ortiz (Universidad del Norte) and Luisa Rodriguez (UNCTAD)Article No. 8 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°75 - Third Quarter 2017]
Contribution of Tourism to Economic Diversification and Poverty Reduction
3 May 2017
UNCTAD Expert Group Meeting underscores the need to effectively harness the potential of tourism for economic diversification and poverty reduction in poor and vulnerable developing countries.