Curbing illicit financial flows to finance sustainable development in Africa
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
UNCTAD estimates show a 5% drop in world trade in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, an improvement from the 19% decline in the second quarter but insufficient to pull trade out of the red.
New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development
The SDG Trade Monitor offers a one-stop shop for users to obtain updated and disaggregated official data on global trade’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Myanmar shows great e-commerce promise in COVID-19 response
UNCTAD helps the southeast Asian nation develop a strategy to build on e-commerce growth in sectors such as food delivery, online retail and mobile payments.
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.
Building a ‘single window’ for trade in Turkmenistan
The government signed with UN agencies an agreement to build an electronic portal for trade procedures and documents in the Central Asian nation
Countries focus on protecting consumers amid and after COVID-19
Stakeholders gather to share experiences and exchange information to advance the welfare of consumers in open markets.
Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility
Written by: Mikael Lind; Margi van Gogh; Hanane Becha; Norbert Kouwenhoven; Wolfgang Lehmacher; Erik Lund; Henk Mulder; Niall Murphy, and Andre Simha
Article No. 64 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°88 - Fourth Quarter 2020]