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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.
From Bhutan's red rice to goat meat from Mozambique, unique products can boost exports from the poorest countries
9 Dec 2016
Natural, heritage products, if protected and marketed well, could become a bigger source of revenue for many Least Developed Countries. Many of these countries are dangerously dependent on commodity exports and must diversify their economies.
End fishing subsidies to protect millions of jobs in developing countries
5 Dec 2016
Developing countries can protect millions of fisheries-related jobs by negotiating an end to fishing subsidies at a top-level World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting scheduled for December 2017, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on Wednesday.
UNCTAD marks World Statistics Day: 'Better Data, Better Lives'
20 Oct 2016
Effective new policies that create jobs, improve wellbeing and drive social development will depend on reliable, timely and impartial statistics, the head of UNCTAD's statistics and information branch said in a statement marking World Statistics Day.
Too many boats chasing too few fish, subsidies need reform - Q&A with Aimee Gonzales of WWF
23 Sep 2016
In July, some 90 countries signed up to an UNCTAD-FAO-UNEP roadmap towards ending harmful fishing subsidies. Some non-governmental organizations also signed up, including the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Aimee Gonzales, WWF's ecosystems goods and services manager, explains why the initiative is so important.
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.
Civil society united in call for a stronger UNCTAD
20 Jul 2016
Civil society organizations urged Governments to strengthen the mandate of the UNCTAD, including on tax issues and trade imbalances, and commended the United Nations body for having been the first to warn about the global financial crisis.
Q&A with Alvin Mosioma, Tax Justice Network in Africa
20 Jul 2016
UNCTAD spoke to Alvin Mosioma, who is leading the process by which civil society organizations seek to influence the intergovernmental deliberations at UNCTAD 14.
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.