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Unprecedented shipping disruptions raise risk to global trade, UNCTAD warns
22 Feb 2024
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.
UNCTAD charts path to inclusive growth in West African economic and monetary union
12 Feb 2024
A new report calls for comprehensive reforms to boost investment and sustainable development in the eight-nation bloc.
Poverty, debt and climate risks: UNCTAD deputy urges stronger support for middle-income countries
8 Feb 2024
These nations, home to about 62% of the world’s poor, grapple with critical challenges and lack necessary support, particularly in access to finance.
UNCTAD urges reforms on global debt architecture amid rising distress
7 Feb 2024
The UN's trade and development body outlines a set of recommendations to realign the global debt architecture with developing countries’ needs.
The magic of Mali’s digital pharmaceutical registry
7 Feb 2024
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.
New UNCTAD-AIR initiative to help Brazil and South Africa harness geospatial technology
6 Feb 2024
The two organizations will provide capacity-building support to help both countries leverage science, technology and innovation for sustainable urban development.
New UNCTAD online course to ease trade with blockchain technology
5 Feb 2024
Blockchain holds immense potential to make trade cheaper and more secure and efficient. But more policy and technical support is needed to help countries harness the technology.
Gaza: Unprecedented destruction will take tens of billions of dollars and decades to reverse
31 Jan 2024
The report quantifies GDP loss, recovery timelines and the enduring effects on poverty and household expenditure, painting a daunting picture of the development challenges ahead.
Energy transition: Charting a fair course for fishing fleets
30 Jan 2024
The fishing industry, reliant on fossil fuels and vulnerable to climate change, needs to shift to alternative energy – but in a way that’s fair for vulnerable countries and communities.