International Trade and Commodities
International Trade and Commodities

The overall objective of the programme is to promote inclusive and sustainable development through international trade.

It offers analysis and advice and seeks to build consensus, strengthen capacity and promote partnerships for trade policy, trade negotiations, trade in goods and services, competition law and consumer protection, and managing issues arising at the intersection of trade, the environment and climate change.



illicit trade
22 July 2019Stepping up war on illicit trade to spur development
Goal 10
19 July 2019Fairer trade can strike a blow against rising inequality
18 July 2019Illicit trade endangers the environment, the law and the SDGs. We need a global response
07 June 2019UNCTAD and COMESA partner on €3 million project to speed up trade
22 May 2019UNCTAD and Union for Ethical BioTrade team up to save biodiversity
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Manual on Consumer Protection (UNCTAD/DITC/CPLP/2017/1)
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Start DateTitleLocationCountry
28-29 Oct 2019Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Creative Economy and Sustainable DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland
07 Oct 2019World Cotton DayGeneva
16-18 Sep 20192nd International Convention on Sustainable Trade: Sustainable Value Chains and StandardsRio de JaneiroBrazil
09-13 Sep 2019UN Trade Forum: SDGs and Climate ChangeGenevaSwitzerland
18 Jul 2019Dialogue on Illicit Trade and the Sustainable Development GoalsGenevaSwitzerland
04 Jul 2019WTO A4T Side Event: Moving beyond SPS and TBT - Challenges of the Green MarketGenevaSwitzerland
02 Jul 2019Webinar – BioTrade and Access and Benefit-Sharing: Issues and Experiences in Implementation
26 Jun 2019Stakeholder Consultations on Draft Oceans Economy and Trade Strategies Report for Costa RicaPuntarenasCosta Rica
21 Jun 2019Seminar on Commodity Dependence and Sustainable DevelopmentGeneva
17-21 Jun 2019NGER training workshop on honey and timber in Moxico province, AngolaLuena, Moxico provinceAngola
14-15 Jun 2019UNCTAD participated in AfrodysséeGenevaSwitzerland
13 Jun 2019Towards an Inter-agency Plan of Action for achieving the trade-related targets of Sustainable Development Goal 14GenevaSwitzerland
11 Jun-12 Jul 2019SWITCH Africa Green Regional Sector Meeting on Integrated Waste ManagementAccraGhana
07 Jun 2019WTO Cotton DaysGeneva
06 Jun 2019A viable circular economy needs sustainable manufacturingHelsinkiFinland
04 Jun 2019Presentation of upcoming funding opportunities under the SMEP programme at World Circular Economy Forum 2019HelsinkiFinland
29 May 20194th edition of the Beijing International Forum on Creative EconomyBeijingChina
28-30 May 2019Regional Workshop on Promoting Cotton By-Products in Eastern and Southern AfricaJohannesburgSouth Africa
20 May 2019High-level Luncheon on the Creative Economy and the Future of WorkNew YorkUnited States of America
10 May 2019Signing Ceremony of MoU between UNCTAD and Stockholm Environment InstituteStockholmSweden
07 May 2019Second Stakeholders Steering Committee (SSC) Meeting for BioTradeGenevaSwitzerland
04 Apr 2019The Digitalization of the Creative Economies: The Case of the Music IndustryGenevaSwitzerland
28 Mar 2019Expert Meeting on Assessing Stakeholders' Preparedness to Voluntary Sustainability StandardsGenevaSwitzerland
01 Mar 2019UNCTAD and CITES jointly organise World Wildlife Day event – Life Below Water: For People and PlanetGenevaSwitzerland
26-27 Feb 2019First National Stakeholder Workshop: Ocean-based sectors assessment and selectionBridgetownBarbados
07 Feb 2019UNCTAD participates in round table organized by AfrodysséeGenevaSwitzerland
23 Jan 2019Moldova stakeholders establish an ad-hoc committee to follow-up on NGER action planChisinauRepublic of Moldova
15 Jan 2019DFID-UNCTAD Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) programme, Early Market EngagementLondonUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
14-18 Jan 2019Study Visit on Cotton By-Products DevelopmentNagpurIndia
12-13 Dec 2018Second Atelier de l’Examen National de l’Export Vert du SénégalDakarSenegal
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