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'Significant discrepancies remain in commodity trading data' -- Q&A with Janvier Nkurunziza, Chief of UNCTAD's Commodity Research and Analysis Section
23 Dec 2016
On 14 July 2016, UNCTAD published a report on primary commodity trade misinvoicing, saying that some countries could lose as much as 67% of commodity exports to misinvoicing. The report prompted significant reaction, broadly divided between those who think misinvoicing is a problem and those who think it is not. On 23 December, UNCTAD published an updated version of the report.
UNCTAD welcomes discussion, transparency on commodities and misinvoicing
2 Aug 2016
UNCTAD welcomes the comments on its commodities paper, which was published earlier this month.
Kenyan fashion flies the flag at UNCTAD14, sees the Secretary-General dance
22 Jul 2016
Bold patterns, striking poses and African rhythms spilled out on the roof of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Tuesday night as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) hosted the crème of Kenyan fashion at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi.
Q&A with Leonce Ndikumana
17 Jul 2016
A new UNCTAD study reveals staggering revenue losses to developing countries from commodity trade mispricing. We speak to the author.
Some countries losing up to 67% of commodity exports to misinvoicing
16 Jul 2016
Some commodity dependent developing countries are losing as much as 67% of their exports worth billions of dollars to trade misinvoicing, according to a fresh study by UNCTAD, which for the first time analyses this issue for specific commodities and countries.
UNCTAD Secretary-General opens Global Commodities and Civil Society Forums
15 Jul 2016
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi launched the Global Commodities Forum on Friday morning then the Civil Society Forum in the afternoon, saying UNCTAD14 had officially started and noting the enormous challenges to achieving prosperity for all.
UNCTAD forum eyes an end to commodity dependence
8 Jul 2016
Low global demand for commodities has slowed growth in many developing countries. Breaking the chains of commodity dependence is the theme of this year's Global Commodities Forum (15-16 July 2016, Nairobi, Kenya).
Forum on Cultural Industries 2016 - One Belt One Road Initiative and Opportunities for Macao Cultural Industries
15 Jun 2016
The forum (Macao SAR- 5-9 June 2016) discussed the opportunities for Macao to develop its cultural industries based on its strategic location as an important stop on Maritime Silk Road with great historical and cultural value, its privileged location in the Pearl River Delta (China's economic hub and densely populated area), the mature resources of gaming industry and tourism.
Beijing International Forum on Creative Economy: A Dynamic Force for the Sustainable Development of Cities
10 Jun 2016
Organized under the 4th China International Fair on Trade in Services (Beijing), the Beijing International Forum on Creative Economy was opened by Vice-Mayor of Beijing Municipal Government, Madame Cheng Hong, who remarked that China is the second largest exporter and importer of services in the world with tourism, culture and recreational services in the growing trend.
Cocoa industry reform needed to stop farmers from being left behind
21 Apr 2016
Cocoa farmers in some of the world's poorest countries are scarcely benefitting from a value chain which sees goods made from their crops, such as chocolate and cocoa butter-based cosmetics, sold for a premium in developed economies, a new UNCTAD report has found.