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Reaping Benefits through Trade Facilitation: Ministerial panel discusses policies to bolster competitiveness, improve governance and enhance regional integration
22 Dec 2015
A high-level panel on trade facilitation discussed opportunities and challenges for developing countries associated with the implementation of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Sudan strengthens capacity to carry out trade facilitation reform
16 Dec 2015
The Sudanese Trade Facilitation Committee agreed on an action plan to implement trade facilitation reforms. They will be assisted by UNCTAD, the World Customs Organization and the United Kingdom.
Reaping benefits from trade facilitation
11 Dec 2015
In a new policy brief, UNCTAD examines the potential impact that trade facilitation reforms can have on trade competitiveness and development, including a number of specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and on revenue collection and other public policy objectives.
What to do about "vulture funds"? UNCTAD event highlights challenges ahead
11 Dec 2015
A high-level UNCTAD Roundtable recently brought together over 70 participants and experts at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss the role played by non-cooperative funds (so-called vulture funds) in sovereign debt markets and debt restructurings.
When the Tide Goes Out: Capital Flows and Financial Shocks in Emerging Markets
8 Dec 2015
Emerging economies are at risk of a major debt crisis as the United States Federal Reserve considers raising its interest rate for the first time since the financial crisis, says UNCTAD in its latest Policy Brief.
Ireland's President calls for reform of global debt architecture in light of new development agenda
23 Nov 2015
President Michael Higgins of Ireland has called for a "new institutional architecture" in managing global debt in a keynote address delivered to 10th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference in Geneva on 23 November.
Experts meet to examine debt management in an increasingly unstable global economy
23 Nov 2015
With a growing mountain of global debt remaining at the heart of a highly fragile worldwide economy, experts are meeting in Geneva at the 10th UNCTAD Debt Management Conference on 23–25 November in a context of heightened alerts about threats to future debt sustainability in many emerging and developing economies. Global debt reached an astounding $199 trillion in 2014, up from $21 trillion in 1984.
United Nations General Assembly to vote on debt restructuring principles
9 Sep 2015
In response to Argentina's "vulture funds" crisis and growing concerns about sovereign debt problems elswhere, the United Nations General Assembly tasked UNCTAD with ways to improve sovereign debt restructuring processes.
United Kingdom funds project on Trade Facilitation
3 Sep 2015
The United Kingdom will fund a capacity building project to be implemented by UNCTAD and the World Customs Organization, which aims to support the implementation of the World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement in developing and least developed countries.
UNCTAD steps in to help countries ratify global trade facilitation deal
26 Jun 2015
UNCTAD has launched a new vehicle to help developing countries speed up ratification and acceptance of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade Facilitation, which aims at cutting red tape in cross-border trade in goods and services between the 161 countries that are members of the World Trade Organization (WTO).