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SAVE THE DATE: SheTrades Global, 17-19 October 2021

The three-day event will take place digitally as well as on site at the exhibition centre, including panels, networking and endorsing the next SheTrades strategy.

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New online self-assessment tool created to determine certification eligibility of producers

The Development Facility partnered with the International Trade Centre (ITC) developed an online self-assessment tool that helps coffee, cacao, sugarcane, banana, and shrimp producers identify eligibility for certification from Rainforest Alliance, Fairtrade, and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

Malmö wins second fair and ethical trade award

The Swedish city of Malmö is the winner of the EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award 2021. Malmö received this honour at a hybrid ceremony live-streamed from Ghent, Belgium in October.

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Just launched: the BioTrade Self-Assessment Tool

ITC and UNCTAD launched the BioTrade Self-Assessment Tool that enables companies to benchmark their sustainability practices against the BioTrade Principles and Criteria (P&C)

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Linking voluntary standards to Sustainable Development Goals

The report marks the most in-depth research to date on specific links between sustainable practices required by Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS) and the SDGs at the centre of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development.

Looking back: Launch of ITC’s first-ever Good Trade Summit

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, ITC decided to bring together SheTrades Global and the T4SD Forum for a two-day virtual Good Trade Summit on 7-8 October, in order to place a spotlight on sustainability and inclusiveness as key elements in accelerating and sustaining the economic recovery

Implications of COVID-19 for biodiversity-based products and services

UNCTAD, ITC and BioTrade partners’ survey on the Implications of COVID-19 for biodiversity-based products and services, including BioTrade