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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.
Emerging debt crises pose a threat to the new global development agenda, follow-up to UN resolution needed
5 Oct 2015
A round table discussion warns of new debt crises and the challenges these will pose to the Sustainable Development Goals if the world does not agree on a new, more effective legal mechanism to restructure sovereign debt. Civil society urges UNCTAD to continue its work on the issue.
Debt sustainability takes centre stage at Trade and Development Board
25 Sep 2015
Representatives of member States contributing to discussions at the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board praised UNCTAD's work on sovereign debt crises and the search for a new mechanism to deal with them.
United Nations General Assembly adopts basic principles on sovereign debt restructuring
11 Sep 2015
A draft resolution on "Basic Principles on Sovereign Debt Restructuring Processes" (A/69/L.84) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York at its Sixty-Ninth Session on 10 September 2015, with 136 member States voting for, six against and 41 abstentions. UNCTAD, with over 40 years of experience on debt management and restructuring issues, served as secretariat for the negotiations among Members on the resolution.
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).
United Nations agencies strengthen cooperation for trade facilitation implementation
22 Apr 2015
Three key United Nations agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen their support for developing countries as they implement the World Trade Organization's Trade Facilitation Agreement (WTO TFA), also known as the Bali Agreement.