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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 fisheries project facilitates south-south partnerships
25 Aug 2016
Chinese collaboration with an UNCTAD fisheries project means that as well as helping developing countries to export more fish, the UN agency may also be advancing South-south cooperation.
Kenyan fashion flies the flag at UNCTAD14, sees the Secretary-General dance
22 Jul 2016
Bold patterns, striking poses and African rhythms spilled out on the roof of the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Tuesday night as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) hosted the crème of Kenyan fashion at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi.
Forum on Cultural Industries 2016 - One Belt One Road Initiative and Opportunities for Macao Cultural Industries
15 Jun 2016
The forum (Macao SAR- 5-9 June 2016) discussed the opportunities for Macao to develop its cultural industries based on its strategic location as an important stop on Maritime Silk Road with great historical and cultural value, its privileged location in the Pearl River Delta (China's economic hub and densely populated area), the mature resources of gaming industry and tourism.
Beijing International Forum on Creative Economy: A Dynamic Force for the Sustainable Development of Cities
10 Jun 2016
Organized under the 4th China International Fair on Trade in Services (Beijing), the Beijing International Forum on Creative Economy was opened by Vice-Mayor of Beijing Municipal Government, Madame Cheng Hong, who remarked that China is the second largest exporter and importer of services in the world with tourism, culture and recreational services in the growing trend.
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).
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.
Thematic High-level Event on Economic Transformation of Least Developed Countries, Antalya, 28 May 2016
23 May 2016
UNCTAD and the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) will hold a joint high-level event on "Fostering structural economic progress toward graduation from LDC status".