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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.
Poverty trap leaves least developed countries ever further behind
13 Dec 2016
Global poverty is increasingly concentrated among a group of 48 countries, which are falling further behind the rest of the world in terms of economic development, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday by UNCTAD.
Lower oil prices threaten Timor-Leste graduation from "least developed" status
7 Dec 2016
The collapse in oil prices has been painful for Timor-Leste and for many other commodity-dependent countries, and now threatens Timor-Leste's graduation from least developed country status.
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.
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).
UNCDF and UNCTAD Renew Joint Work on Sustainable Development in the Least Developed Countries
27 May 2016
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and UNCTAD have announced a commitment to strengthen their joint work on policy research and analysis; technical cooperation; and capacity building. Working more closely together, they aim to improve further their support for the world's 48 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) from the earliest stages of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).