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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.
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.
Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
29 Sep 2017
With just 10 weeks until a World Trade Organization summit in Argentina, there is a risk that no global agreement will be made to address the issue of overfishing, an UNCTAD official has told a public meeting at the international body's Geneva base.
Occupied Palestinian Territory: a vicious cycle of economic collapse
19 Sep 2017
Fifty years of occupation has driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty, delegates at UNCTAD talks heard today, as the key messages of the organization's new report on its assistance to the Palestinian people were underscored.
Fifty years of occupation have driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty
12 Sep 2017
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It is the longest occupation in recent history. For the Palestinian people, these have been five decades of de-development, suppressed human potential and denial of the right to development. There is no end in sight, according to this year's report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people.
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.
UNCTAD adviser, Alibaba's Jack Ma, launches African Young Entrepreneurs Fund
23 Jul 2017
Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma announced the creation of a US$10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund, during the Youth Connekt Africa Summit co-hosted by UNCTAD and the Government of Rwanda.
UNCTAD joins the growing number of voluntary commitments on ocean action
6 Jun 2017
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) announced their voluntary commitment at the Oceans Conference in New York to assist member states in the implementation of effective, inclusive policies for Sustainable Trade in fisheries.