The Weekly Tradecast
Unprecedented shipping disruptions raise risk to global trade, UNCTAD warns
Key shipping routes in the Red Sea, Black Sea and Panama Canal are simultaneously under threat, with far-reaching implications for inflation and food and energy security.
Poverty, debt and climate risks: UNCTAD deputy urges stronger support for middle-income countries
These nations, home to about 62% of the world’s poor, grapple with critical challenges and lack necessary support, particularly in access to finance.
The magic of Mali’s digital pharmaceutical registry
A digital transformation supported by UNCTAD in the west African nation's pharmaceutical industry is paving the way for quicker import and distribution of life-saving medicines – all online.
Rebeca Grynspan of Costa Rica is the first woman and Central American to serve as UNCTAD’s secretary-general.
Ms. Grynspan is a renowned advocate of human development, who has helped to focus the world’s attention on relevant issues such as the reduction of inequality and poverty, gender equality, South-South cooperation as a tool for development, and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, among others.
A former vice president of Costa Rica, Ms. Grynspan joins UNCTAD from the Ibero-American Conference where she also led the organization as secretary-general.