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Egypt: new e-commerce strategy aims to double online businesses
27 Dec 2017
Since 2015, Egypt’s government has worked with UNCTAD to boost e-commerce in the Arab-speaking world's most populous market, where most business is still done offline.
Fisheries subsidies at the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference – deal or no deal?
12 Dec 2017
Discussions on ending subsidized fisheries took place at the World Trade Organization’s ministerial conference in Buenos Aires.
For-profit business models are an effective path to sustainable development, meeting hears
24 Nov 2017
Four successful entrepreneurs from around the globe tell an UNCTAD commission that for-profit businesses can be key partners in solving economic, social and environmental problems
Launch of Jack Ma's eFounders Initiative
22 Nov 2017
Alibaba Business School and UNCTAD welcomed the inaugural class of African entrepreneurs to China for a two-week intensive course on e-commerce
Woman entrepreneur from Tanzania wins “Start-up for SDGs” contest
15 Nov 2017
A Tanzanian start-up making reusable sanitary pads from biodegradable cotton won first prize on Tuesday at a youth entrepreneurship pitching event in Geneva, taking home US$15,000 in equity.
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.
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.
New digital era must ensure prosperity for all
2 Oct 2017
Digitalization is impacting every aspect of production and trade, from the largest corporations to the smallest traders, but there is a risk that it will lead to widening income inequalities, UNCTAD said today in its Information Economy Report 2017: Digitalization, Trade and Development.
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.