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COP22: Geneva-based agencies highlight important role of trade in addressing climate change
12 Nov 2016
Trade has an important role to play in addressing climate change and helping countries meet their commitments to the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November. This was the main message by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) at an event today (12 November) at United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP22).
Policy makers should use trade in the fight against climate change
10 Nov 2016
National governments should take a closer look at the ways in which trade can help spread the use of green technologies and therefore to tackle climate change, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said on Thursday.
Freight transport growing fast, but needs more climate efficiency
2 Nov 2016
Trade-related freight transport is expected to grow by a factor of 4.3 between 2010 and 2050, but addressing climate change requires that it become more energy efficient, an UNCTAD official said, outlining a series of solutions ahead of an UNCTAD meeting at COP 22 on freight efficiency.
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.
International Day for South-South Cooperation
13 Sep 2016
The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is annually observed on September 12.
Luxembourg named best place to shop online
22 Apr 2016
Luxembourg retained its position at the top of the latest UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index measuring the underlying capability of 137 economies to support online shopping and other business-to-consumer electronic commerce.
International Day of Happiness
20 Mar 2016
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in 2015: "The pursuit of happiness is serious business". Nowadays this "business" is carefully measured and is used as a barometer of life quality. In fact, many argue that "happiness" combines to give a better picture of human wellbeing than do other individual indicators, such as, income, poverty, education, health or good government.