Challenging the way we perceive and practice development 07 Jan -
The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of UNCTAD. In a video address, UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mukhisa Kituyi, reflects on UNCTAD's achievements, the challenges that lie ahead, and lays out his vision for 2014.
UNCTAD and WTO jointly launch quarterly merchandise trade volume indices 15 Dec -
According to preliminary estimates by UNCTAD and World Trade Organization (WTO), the world quarterly merchandise exports volume decreased by 0.7% in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the quarter before. At the same time, world merchandise imports volume growth remained positive at 0.3%.
Review of Maritime Transport 2013 released 04 Dec -
The globe’s longest-lasting and largest cycle of ship building finally began to slow in 2012, UNCTAD’s Review of Maritime Transport 2013 reveals, but the effects of overcapacity are still being felt. Shipping rates remained low, threatening firms’ profitability, even as the volume shipped last year increased by 4.3 per cent.