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Oceans Forum seeks consensus on fish-to-dish solutions
16 Jul 2018
Time is running out to find agreement on ending harmful fisheries subsidies by 2020 but a multi-agency push hosted by UNCTAD aims to inject momentum.
90% of fish stocks are used up – fisheries subsidies must stop
13 Jul 2018
Written byMukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD and Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations.
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.
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.
Debt sustainability takes centre stage at Trade and Development Board
25 Sep 2015
Representatives of member States contributing to discussions at the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board praised UNCTAD's work on sovereign debt crises and the search for a new mechanism to deal with them.
United Nations General Assembly to vote on debt restructuring principles
9 Sep 2015
In response to Argentina's "vulture funds" crisis and growing concerns about sovereign debt problems elswhere, the United Nations General Assembly tasked UNCTAD with ways to improve sovereign debt restructuring processes.