World commercial services exports grew by 3% in the fourth quarter of 2012 22 Mar -
According to preliminary estimates by the WTO and UNCTAD, in the fourth quarter of 2012, world exports of commercial services grew by 3 %, as compared with the same quarter of the year before. The estimates point to a modest, but certain recovery of global services trade at the end of the year, after 2% decline recorded in the third quarter. Preliminary figures (balance-of-payments basis, current prices) indicate that the observed growth was led by Asia and Oceania (8%) and Northern America (5%). At the same time, Europe's services exports remained stagnant, at the level of exports recorded for the last 3 months of 2011.
UNCTAD launches Trade and Development Strategy for Comoros 21 Mar -
The strategy, developed in partnership with the Government of Comoros, focuses on achieving food self-sufficiency, improving the country's access to international markets, and finding the Comoros' place in regional markets.
Multi-year meeting to examine commodities issues 19 Mar -
Helping poor countries to capitalize on exports of basic farm goods and raw materials is the focus of UNCTAD's Multi-year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development being held on 20-21 March 2013.
UNCTAD hosts first Global Corporate Social Responsibility Retreat 17 Mar -
UNCTAD hosted its first Global CSR Retreat on 12-14 March, bringing together 27 corporate social responsibility (CSR) professionals from 18 countries for a three-day peer-to-peer learning event. Participants shared best practices on sustainable business with their peers from developed and developing economies.
UNCTAD in joint work on traceability system for snake skins 12 Mar -
UNCTAD and the secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) have held a roundtable meeting, with relevant experts, to prepare a platform for an international traceability system for snake skins.