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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.
Fish-rich Mauritania looks to its Nouadhibou port for a brighter future
14 Nov 2016
Nestled on a peninsula overlooking the world's biggest graveyard of ships, the port of Nouadhibou may hold the key to a better future for Mauritania's 3.9 million people, of whom 42% live in poverty.
Coaching workshop in Mauritania, the latest member of the French-speaking Port Management network
28 Oct 2016
Eleven senior port managers from the ports of Mauritania successfully completed a Coaching workshop preparing them for future deliveries of the course on Modern Port Management in Mauritania, from 14 to 19 October 2016. With enhanced knowledge on methods and pedagogical tools of course delivery, graduates now look forward to acting as local instructors of the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade course in their home ports.
3ème séminaire de diffusion du cours sur la "Gestion Moderne des Ports"
27 Sep 2016
Le 3ème séminaire de diffusion du cours sur la «Gestion Moderne des Ports» s'est tenu du 27 juin au 8 juillet 2016 pour la 11ème promotion de Cotonou. Au terme du séminaire, un voyage d’études aux ports de San Pédro et d’Abidjan en Côte d’Ivoire a été effectué du 31 juillet au 4 août 2016.
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.
Training of Trainers Workshop of the French-speaking Port Management network in Nantes
25 Jul 2016
From 14 to 24 June 2016, 27 senior port managers (10 women) from 9 French-speaking port communities in Africa and the Caribbean successfully completed a Training of Trainers Workshop covering the first part of the course on Modern Port Management. With enhanced knowledge on the functioning of modern ports, graduates now look forward to acting as local instructors of the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade course in their home port communities.
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 TrainForTrade Training of Trainers Workshop and International Coordination Meeting 2016
13 Jul 2016
32 senior port managers representing 10 countries from the port communities of Africa (Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria) and Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives and the Philippines) successfully completed the Training of Trainers Workshop and took part in the International Coordination Meeting 2016 of the English-speaking network from 24 May to 3 June 2016 in Dublin. Impressed by the crucial role of the programme in the development and modernization of their ports, the prospective ports expressed keen interest to join the network.