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African trade integration most exciting whenever it creates more jobs
3 Oct 2016
While some politicians in the global north express doubt about the benefits of trade, countries in Africa are moving ahead with deeper economic integration.
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.
African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement discussed by experts
26 May 2016
Experts from UNCTAD, African Union Commission, Economic Commission for Africa, regional economic communities and partners gathered in Nairobi to examine key issues in drafting the agreement.
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.
Launch of new UNCTAD database for technical assistance
2 May 2016
At a briefing to member States on 29 April 2016, UNCTAD unveiled a new database of requests for technical assistance.
West African States meet to prepare a common position on the Continental Free Trade Area
21 Mar 2016
Representatives from members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met from 9 to 11 March 2016 in Accra, Ghana, to define a regional strategy for the negotiations on the African Continental Free Trade Area.
The Islamic Republic of Iran and UNCTAD agreed on furthering cooperation in the area of trade-related issues including WTO accession
28 Feb 2016
At the invitation of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Mr. Joakim Reiter, Deputy Secretary General of UNCTAD, undertook an advisory mission to Tehran on 27 February 2016. The purpose of the visit was to discuss possible technical assistance and capacity building that UNCTAD could provide in the context of Iran’s trade-related reforms in particular accession to the WTO.