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Services

The services sector plays an increasingly important role in the global economy and the growth and development of countries.

Services are becoming crucial in a country's development, including in achieving the Millennium Development Goals, such as poverty reduction and access to basic services, including education and health services.

UNCTAD has implemented a comprehensive work programme on services, trade and development with a view to assisting developing countries in developing their services sectors, increasing their participation in services trade and realizing development benefits. This work enjoys extensive complementarity between the three pillars of UNCTAD's operations.

 

 News

 
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22 March 2013World commercial services exports grew by 3% in the fourth quarter of 2012
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07 March 2013First workshop held on Services Policy Review for Nicaragua
GSF 2013
06 March 2013Visit by senior Chinese official to prepare for Global Services Forum
22 February 2013Expert meeting to focus on infrastructure services and supportive regulations
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02 July 2012Workshop being held in Lesotho on services trade negotiations
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 Documents and Publications

 
Services Policy Review: Lesotho (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2012/1)
UNCTAD's work on the services economy (UNCTAD/OSG/CIO/MISC/2013/2)
Services Policy Reviews (UNCTAD/DITC/TNCD/2013/1)
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 Meetings and Events

 
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Featured Publication
UNCTAD's work on Services
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Global Services Forum 2013
 
Services, Trade and Inclusive and Sustainable Development
UNCTAD XIII, 19 April 2012
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