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.



11 November 2019Revitalizing South-South trade cooperation for development
06 November 2019Trade war leaves both US and China worse off
01 November 2019Costa Rica on course for a vibrant and inclusive blue economy
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20 September 2019World needs fairer and more sustainable trade, not less trade
UN Trade Forum
18 September 2019Time, ambition of the essence in ending harmful fisheries subsidies
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Manual on Consumer Protection (UNCTAD/DITC/CPLP/2017/1)
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Start DateTitleLocationCountry
18 Feb 2020UNCTAD-ICO Workshop Fostering Sustainable Development in Coffee-Exporting CountriesGenevaSwitzerland
03-04 Feb 2020UNCTAD Illicit Trade ForumGenevaSwitzerland
04-05 Dec 2019Second Regional Coordination Workshop on BioTrade and Access and Benefit-Sharing in the Mekong RegionHanoiViet Nam
04-05 Dec 2019Second National Stakeholder Workshop: Discussion and validation of an Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for Belize. Marine finfish species and seafood manufacturingBelize CityBelize
28 Nov 2019Inter-Agency Joint Plan of Action (IAPoA) for achieving the trade related targets of SDG 14. UNCTAD-FAO-UNEP Side-Event to the FAO Sub-Committee on Fish Trade (COFI:FT)VigoSpain
28-29 Nov 2019LOAF 7- 7th Lao Organic Agriculture Forum: National Strategy for Green Development and International CompetitivenessVientianeLao People’s Democratic Republic
25 Nov 20191st Technical Working Group Meeting on the Assessment of Organic Certification in the Coconut Oil Value Chain in the Philippines Metro ManilaPhilippines
25-29 Nov 2019NGER training workshop on coffee and tropical fruits in Uíge province, AngolaUíge, Uíge ProvinceAngola
21-22 Nov 2019National Workshop: harnessing agricultural trade for sustainable development and food securityLilongweMalawi
06-07 Nov 2019Stakeholder Awareness Meeting: Stakeholders’ Perspectives on VSS, Sustainable Development and Bio-economyPretoriaSouth Africa
30-31 Oct 2019Vanuatu Coconut Summit 2019: National Dialogue on Coconut for a Better FutureSantoVanuatu
30-31 Oct 2019Second National Stakeholder Workshop: Discussion and validation of an Oceans Economy and Trade Strategy for Costa RicaPuntarenasCosta Rica
28 Oct 2019Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Creative Economy and Sustainable DevelopmentGenevaSwitzerland
07 Oct 2019World Cotton DayGeneva
02-04 Oct 2019Annual Meeting of the Working Group on Trade and Competition for Latin America and Caribbean countriesAsunciónParaguay
16-18 Sep 20192nd International Convention on Sustainable Trade: Sustainable Value Chains and StandardsRio de JaneiroBrazil
11 Sep 2019Commodities and Development Report 2019: Commodity Dependence, Climate Change and the Paris AgreementGeneva
09 Sep 2019Online Briefing on WTO negotiations and implications for the design of Oceans Economy and Trade Strategies (OETS)GenevaSwitzerland
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 20195th Edition of Afrodysée: African Trends MarketGenevaSwitzerland
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
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