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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … We believe good policy drives progress … By providing evidence-based policy analysis, we help countries to improve economic, social and environmental outcomes … Our research provides authoritative data and analysis on trade, investment, finance and technology … And it offers solutions to the major challenges facing developing countries, particularly the poorest and most vulnerable nations … Beyond tailored analysis and policy recommendations …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … Covid-19 Advisory   In view of the evolving situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been decided that meetings in Geneva scheduled until the end of May 2020 will be postponed … New dates will be communicated in due course … We use our convening power to bring together government, business, civil society, academia and other international organizations … Together, we debate, exchange experiences, identify best practices, and …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … We are uniquely equipped to speed progress to sustainable economic growth that leaves no one behind … We translate the ambitions of the Sustainable Development Goals into advice and action that yield concrete results … We do this by working on … Debt and Development Finance | Debt Management and Financial Analysis System (DMFAS) | Sovereign Debt Portal   Investment and Enterprise | International Investment Agreements | Investment …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … Globalization, including a phenomenal expansion of trade, has helped lift millions out of poverty … But not nearly enough people have benefited … We support developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively … And we help equip them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration … To do this, we provide analysis, facilitate consensus-building, and offer technical assistance …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … We were created by developing countries, for developing countries … Every third day we receive a request for technical assistance from a developing country … In 2018, we ran over 30 programmes (see our Toolbox for details) consisting of 253 projects in 142 countries … Together with our partners we invested $43.7 million -- nearly half in Least Developed Countries … Through our assistance, developing countries can better integrate into the …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … Our substantive work is carried out by five divisions, under the leadership of the Secretary-General … Division for Africa, least developed countries and special programmes Division on globalization and development strategies Division on investment and enterprise Division on international trade and commodities Division on technology and logistics … In addition, we have a number of services that support these divisions to achieve …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … Youth are the decision-makers of tomorrow and can play a powerful role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development … Through the UNCTAD Youth Network, women and men between the ages of 18 and 30 can help to build the narrative about the future by sharing ideas and experiences, working with fellow youth in preparing inputs to UNCTAD meetings on trade and development-related issues, make their voice be heard in …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … UNCTAD is part of the United Nations Secretariat and operates under the United Nations Secretariat accountability framework … A good overview of the accountability framework can also be found in annex 1 of the Secretary General's report "Towards an accountability system in the United Nations Secretariat" (A/64/640 … The accountability system of UNCTAD has seven main components … According to the Charter, Member States are responsible for …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … UNCTAD: Europe is falling behind U.S., China in digital economy race … The U.S. and China, on the other hand, have a combined 90 percent share, according to a new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development … Isabelle Durant, deputy secretary-general, is calling on Europe to form new alliances … Armenian President Elected Chairman of UN Panel of Eminent Persons … The group advises the Secretary-General of the United …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … Desafíos en la competencia y la regulación de infraestructuras y servicios portuarios y del sector del transporte marítimo - UNCTAD Research Paper No. 48 (UNCTAD/SER.RP/2020/7) 03 Jul 2020, 747.0 KB | Español Coronagraben … Culture and social distancing in times of COVID-19 (UNCTAD/SER.RP/2020/8) 30 Jun 2020, 2346.9 KB Moratorium on Electronic Transmissions: Fiscal …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is the United Nations’ home for discussions on science and technology – what is new, what matters, what is changing, what the impact is – and how this affects development and a sustainable future for all … It is the forum that helps ask and frame the critical issues influencing the fields of science and technology today … Some of the important normative issues …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … Agriculture data monitoring system and tool, CropWatch, set to help developing countries tackle COVID-19 impacts and food insecurity … UNCTAD presents a case for protecting science, technology and innovation funding during and after the COVID-19 crisis in a new policy paper … They simply need to be embraced and supported … Labour markets and educational needs are being transformed for women and young people by the onslaught of fast-moving …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … The need to protect science, technology and innovation funding during and after the COVID-19 crisis - UNCTAD Policy Brief No. 80 (UNCTAD/PRESS/PB/2020/4) 07 May 2020, 4447.6 KB The impact of rapid technological change on sustainable development (UNCTAD/DTL/STICT/2019/10) 17 Feb 2020, 1145.4 KB Report on the intersessional panel meeting (E/CN.16/2020/CRP.1) 07 Feb 2020 …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … DELEGATES PORTAL CIVIL SOCIETY JOURNALISTS TECHNICAL COOPERATION CAREERS … Ⓒ Copyright | Privacy notice | Terms of use … United Nations Conference on Trade and Development … Palais des Nations, 8-14, Av. de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … The Trade in Services Bulletin monitors the recent trends in global trade in services … Each quarter, it highlights the main regional trends, as well as the developments with the world’s top traders … Once a year, the Annual Bulletin provides a brief, yet manifold synthesis of the evolution of international trade by principal services and presents selected information on trading partner economies … Services are defined, in accordance with …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … Science, technology and innovation can be catalysts for achieving the sustainable development goals … Whether its scaling renewable energy solutions, offering new options for sustainable production or developing better, more accessible health responses, policy-makers now have powerful tools to design and plan strategies to overcome some of the world's biggest challenges … Yet, as with any opportunity, there are risks …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … The transfer of knowledge, skills and solutions in the science and technology fields can have a profound and lasting impact on the development trajectories of nations and peoples … The world cannot develop or advance - nor can we achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - without modern technology and new solutions to old problems … The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the pressing need for countries to focus more on elevating science …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … The UNCTAD nowcasts are estimates of the current trends of global trade in goods based on the most recent information available … These are not forecasts of future periods obtained from a structural economic model, but rather estimates of the current period from a dynamic statistical model linking the co-movements of many variables … Even if global trade statistics are not yet published, the nowcast methodology can produce estimates …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … In the early 1960s, growing concerns about the place of developing countries in international trade led many of these countries to call for the convening of a full-fledged conference specifically devoted to tackling these problems and identifying appropriate international actions … The first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was held in Geneva in 1964 … Given the magnitude of the problems at stake and the need …

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About Themes PROJECTS Publications MEETINGS STATISTICS … UNCTAD frequently engages national and international consultants, who are a recognized authority or specialist in a specific field, to support the organisation's programmes and projects … A consultant must have special skills or knowledge not normally possessed by the regular staff and for which there is no continuing need in the organisation … The functions of a consultant are results-oriented and typically involve analyzing problems …