BioTrade presented in the joint briefing to the UN General Assembly second committee.
on the Findings of the UNCTAD/CITES Traceability Scoping Study for
Trade and Sustainable Sourcing of Python Skins:
17 and 18 October 2013, Geneva, Switzerland
UNCTAD and CITES are jointly organizing a meeting on the findings of their joint traceability scoping study for trade and sustainable sourcing of python skins in South East Asia.
The meeting took place in Geneva, Switzerland on 17 and 18 October 2013.
What is BioTrade?
BioTrade refers to those activities of collection, production, transformation,
and commercialization of goods and services derived from native biodiversity
under the criteria of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
The BioTrade Initiative
Since its launch by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in 1996, the BioTrade Initiative has been promoting sustainable BioTrade in support of the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Initiative has developed a unique portfolio of regional and country programmes. Since 2003 the BioTrade Initiative has also hosted the BioTrade Facilitation Programme (BTFP) which focuses on enhancing sustainable bio-resources management, product development, value adding processing and marketing. The BTFP complements the UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative activities. It is currently in its second phase (BTFP II) with various partners implementing its objectives.
UNTV, United Nations BioTrade 3 minute video
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