Successful trade-in-biodiversity cases shown
at CITES meeting
UNCTAD, December 21, 2018
Representatives of UNCTAD’s BioTrade Initiative,
attending a CITES and Livelihoods Programme workshop in Guangzhou,
China (6–8 November), highlighted the benefits and incentives legal
trade in wildlife can provide, including by reducing poaching,
promoting more positive attitudes toward conservation, and conserving
the habitats of CITES-listed species and others.
Vietnam becomes member of UN Commission on
International Trade Law
Vietnam Plus, December 17, 2018
Vietnam has for the first time become a member of
the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL),
singing up for a six-year term. The Southeast Asian country won 157
out of 193 votes at an election during the 73rd session of the UN
General Assembly in New York, the US, on December 17.
G-20 summit backs WTO reform ahead of Trump,
Xi trade talks
CNBC, December 1, 2018
The leaders of the world's largest economic powers
on Saturday backed an overhaul of the global body that regulates
international trade disputes, ahead of high-stakes talks between U.S.
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping aimed at
defusing a trade war.