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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.
ITC, UNCTAD, WTO launch Global Trade Helpdesk
11 Dec 2017
The International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) today unveiled an innovative tool to help businesses, in particular smaller firms, benefit from trade.
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.
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.
Shipping industry still weighed down by overcapacity
25 Oct 2017
Global demand for maritime shipping picked up last year, but the pace was still below the historical 3 per cent average and continued to lag behind supply, keeping freight rates and earnings low in most segments, a new UNCTAD report says.
Consolidation in liner shipping – time flies
27 Sep 2017
Written by Jan Hoffmann of UNCTADArticle No. 10 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°76 - Fourth Quarter 2017]
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]
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).
Q&A with Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, USAID Global Development Lab
26 Jan 2017
Policy makers can be a bridge between people who are passionate about ideas and a place where those ideas can be implemented, says Ticora Jones, whose work links up universities and local communities looking to technology to address development challenges. Ms. Jones was speaking at the UN's Commission on Science and Technology for Development, convened by UNCTAD in Geneva, Switzerland, on 23-25 January.