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International trade in services was main driver of growth in global trade in 2014
9 Dec 2015
UNCTAD's Handbook of Statistics 2015 reveals that global trade in services grew by 5 per cent as merchandise trade stagnates and foreign direct investment falls.
Making trade policies more gender sensitive in the Caribbean
4 Dec 2015
UNCTAD partnered with the Caribbean Development Bank to train senior trade officers from the region on integrating gender analysis in Caribbean trade and economic growth programmes.
Impact of the Nagoya Protocol for BioTrade business and practitioners
25 Nov 2015
Experts discuss the practical implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its impact over certain aspects of BioTrade, at a peer review meeting in Geneva on 24 November 2015.
World Statistics Day 2015
19 Oct 2015
The General Assembly of the United Nations has designated October 20th, 2015 as 'World Statistics Day' to acknowledge the importance of reliable, timely and impartial statistics in supporting evidence informed policy.
Growing international demand for BioTrade products: opportunities and challenges
8 Oct 2015
Market potential for BioTrade goods is estimated at 141 billion USD, but complex standards and other non-tariff barriers prevent many small producers from taking advantage of market opportunities.
Ensuring Gender-Sensitive Implementation of the Post-2015 Development Framework
30 Jul 2015
In its latest Policy Brief, UNCTAD presents suggestions on elements, data and considerations that — once the post-2015 “package” enters into force — may prove useful to assess whether sustainable development goals 1, 2, 5 and 17 are being implemented in a gender sensitive way.
UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa strengthen collaboration
13 Jul 2015
In a Memorandum of Understanding, UNCTAD and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have agreed to strengthen the scope and impact of their activities in East Africa by joining forces on a number of issues.
UNCTAD helps women in the Gambia's fisheries sector to expand markets
7 Jul 2015
The fisheries of the Gambia already provide food and jobs for the country's women but the sector could become a significant driver of development, an UNCTAD study found.
Researchers from sub-Saharan Africa enriched by UNCTAD training workshop on trade and gender
1 Jul 2015
Twenty-five researchers from 16 countries in sub-Saharan Africa have taken part in an UNCTAD regional workshop on trade and gender analysis. The event was hosted by the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, on 15-19 June, and funded by the Government of Finland.
In 2014, world merchandise exports grew by 0.6%, while trade in services recorded a 4.2% global increase
14 Apr 2015
Estimates of global international trade for 2014 are published today jointly with WTO. These statistics cover annual and quarterly merchandise and services transactions - up to Q4 2014. Seasonally adjusted quarterly statistics are also available for the volume of international merchandise commerce.