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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 Finland's $770,000 donation for trade and development
12 Dec 2016
UNCTAD welcomed a Finnish pledge of more than $770,000 (725,000 euros) over the period 2016 to 2018, saying on Monday the donation will enable technical assistance on a range of trade and development issues such as information technology, training, and gender equality.
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).
UN family strengthens framework to deliver as one on trade and productive capacity building
24 May 2016
UNCTAD Deputy-Secretary-General, Joakim Reiter, and ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Deborah Greenfield, opened an information session for Geneva-based delegates on the establishment of a global Multi-Donor Trust Fund to support the UN Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity.
Launch of new UNCTAD database for technical assistance
2 May 2016
At a briefing to member States on 29 April 2016, UNCTAD unveiled a new database of requests for technical assistance.
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.