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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.
Global goals offer clear objectives for corporate sustainability reporting, but challenges remain
4 Oct 2016
The private sector has a significant role to play in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and with the establishment of the SDGs in November last year, the accounting community now have a clear set of goals for their reporting on corporate sustainability.
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.
Global economy needs policy overhaul to move beyond sixth straight year of sluggish growth
21 Sep 2016
Getting the world economy back on track requires that global leaders use bolder macroeconomic policies, strengthened regulation of finance and active industrial policies, says UNCTAD Trade and Development Report.
Q&A with Ralf Peters, Chief of UNCTAD's Trade Information Section
21 Jul 2016
Launching a new database on "non-tariff measures", Ralf Peters explaines what they are, and how they disadvantage developing countries.
Global Enterprise Registration distinguishes Bhutan and Cameroon as top reformers
21 Jul 2016
Bhutan's eRegulations information portal and Cameroon's MyBusiness.cm single window received a Global Enterprise Registration award at the World Investment Forum, held at UNCTAD 14 in Nairobi.
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.
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.