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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A step forward in the fight against harmful fishing practices
1 Jun 2016
UNCTAD welcomes the imminent operationalization of the FAO's Port State Measures Agreement that will give States and Port Authorities increased competences and legal tools to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.
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).