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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.
Financed by Sweden, UNCTAD to analyze impacts of trade policy on women
16 Nov 2016
Policy makers in developing countries will soon be able to analyze the likely impact of trade policy on women and other groups within society, an UNCTAD official said on Monday, announcing new funding from Sweden for the trade and gender programme.
UNCTAD and UN WOMEN team up to train on trade and gender equality
15 Nov 2016
How does trade liberalization affect women? Or men? And how can we make trade flows better and fairer for both sexes?
UNCTAD marks International Day of Rural Women
15 Oct 2016
Actions to combat poverty in rural areas, where over 70% of the world's 1.4 billion extremely poor people live, will be crucial if the aspiration of the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty is to be met.
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).
Women's economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting
26 May 2016
An expert meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women was held by the Trade, Gender and Development Unit on 23 and 24 May 2016 to promote a better understanding of the links between trade and gender.