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eTrade for All Initiative gathers pace, sets platform launch for April
15 Dec 2016
Policy makers in developing countries will be able to access cutting edge technical and financial assistance on e-commerce, when the eTrade for All launches its new web platform in April, an UNCTAD official said.
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.
Building online commerce to its maximum potential requires more trust in the markets
22 Nov 2016
The Internet - and e-commerce in particular - offer new opportunities for developing countries to grow, but maximizing the potential of this opportunity requires more trust in these markets, for example, by protecting consumer rights and preventing cybercrime, a senior UNCTAD official said on Tuesday.
Why we should care more about small and medium-sized enterprises
7 Oct 2016
Entrepreneurship as a means to stimulate economic growth and combat poverty was put at the forefront of a dynamic conversation that took place on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York on 20 September 2016.
Technology opens new opportunity, policy makers must prepare for disruption
26 Sep 2016
With global growth now in its sixth flat year, many political leaders - including those that gathered for the G20 Summit in Hangzhou earlier this month - are looking to technology to create jobs and other economic opportunities.
E-commerce revolution must include small business, says UNCTAD Secretary-General
20 Sep 2016
Entrepreneurs and small business must be included in the e-commerce revolution, an exciting opportunity to create jobs and livelihoods all around the world, the UNCTAD Secretary-General said ahead of a meeting on small business and e-trade.
New initiative to help developing countries grasp $22 trillion e-commerce opportunity
19 Jul 2016
Developing countries must grasp the opportunity of e-commerce - worth around $22.1 trillion in 2015 - or risk falling behind.
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).