01 March 2015 – Poorest States Seek More Time on Medical Patents, Members Discuss Women & Innovation

GENEVA – The least developed countries proposed extending their deadline for protecting and enforcing pharmaceutical patents and clinical data, and delegates exchanged information on their policies for boosting the role of women in innovation, when World Trade Organization (WTO) members […]

24 February 2015 – Reviewing a big year for small islands

Reviewing a big year for small islands The 2014 International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) celebrated the contribution that these nations have made to the world and highlighted the challenges they face such as climate change and rising […]

18 February 2015 – New UN initiative to boost access to science, technology for world’s least developed countries

The world’s poorest nations are one step closer to gaining access to critical science, technology and innovation (STI) that is vital to their sustainable development, poverty eradication, and changing the lives of millions of people who live in some of […]

16 February 2015 – Technology Bank proposed for world’s poorest countries

Press Release Gebze, 16 February, 2015 – A panel of high-level personalities will meet in Turkey this week to discuss a proposed Technology Bank for the world’s 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who are lagging behind in science, technology and […]

12 February 2015 – Nepal Prepares for UN Forest Carbon Trading

Nepal’s forests store more than 500 million tonnes of carbon, new government research has revealed. This is equivalent to about two thirds of India’s total emissions in 2011. Officials say this is the first nationwide survey of its kind and an important step […]