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Regional integration creates opportunities for SMEs and women
20 Dec 2017
Written by Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Making trade work for gender equality: a Q&A with Simonetta Zarrilli
11 Dec 2017
At WTO's MC11, the UNCTAD expert explains why including the "gender dimension" in trade policy will boost prosperity for all.
WTO MC11 negotiations: prospects for fish, women and non-tariff measures
6 Dec 2017
With the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference right around the corner, UNCTAD member States discuss progress on negotiations on fisheries subsidies, gender and non-tariff measures.
Trade negotiators double down on efforts to get fish subsidies result at MC11
10 Nov 2017
With just four weeks until the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) in Buenos Aires, trade negotiators are redoubling efforts to reach an outcome on fish subsidies in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, which directly addresses the problem of overfishing and overcapacity.
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.
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.
Toolbox helps governments ensure trade empowers women
28 Sep 2017
New trade measures or agreements can end up holding women back in an economy, but a new toolbox offers a way for policy makers to head off the risk before such accords come into force, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has told a public session at the World Trade Organization.
Making women’s economic empowerment a reality
18 Sep 2017
There is a global consensus that gender equality and women's economic empowerment are key elements to achieve the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The challenge is to turn that level of ambition into reality on the ground, and the United Nations is playing its part to achieve this.
Ghana's Vice-President: vital to diversify out of commodities
14 Sep 2017
Ghana's future depends on developing its skill-base with free education for all and a "Marshall Plan" for farmers, according to the West African nation's Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
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.