UNCTAD Helps Pacific Islands Build New Economic Links

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has opened an office in Samoa to coordinate a trade and transparency project for Pacific small islands, ahead of a regional free trade agreement coming into force in 2019. UNCTAD has joined agencies including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN … Continue reading UNCTAD Helps Pacific Islands Build New Economic Links

Sustainable Blue Economy Movement Gains Momentum

The concept of sustainable blue economy is gaining momentum, including at the highest levels of decision making, encouraging proponents of the growing movement to believe that humans can use the ocean as a tool for lifting people out of poverty, all the while protecting its valuable ecosystems. It was not surprising, therefore, that the first-ever … Continue reading Sustainable Blue Economy Movement Gains Momentum