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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.
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.
BioTrade businesses become drivers of legal access and benefit sharing in biodiversity-rich countries
17 Oct 2017
A new UNCTAD tool helps policy makers and regulators align access and benefit sharing regulations and the promotion of BioTrade businesse.
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.
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.
Etching gender into trade policy in the COMESA region
3 Aug 2017
Putting gender issues at the heart of trade policy is vital if development is to be inclusive, and training decision makers is a key way to achieve that goal.
How do trade policies impact women? UNCTAD launches the trade and gender toolbox
10 Jul 2017
“Establishing clear links between trade policy and overarching goals, including gender equality and women's economic empowerment, will further contribute to making trade a driver for sustainable development,” said Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief of the Trade, Gender and Development Programme, UNCTAD.