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Financed by Sweden, UNCTAD to analyze impacts of trade policy on women
16 Nov 2016
Policy makers in developing countries will soon be able to analyze the likely impact of trade policy on women and other groups within society, an UNCTAD official said on Monday, announcing new funding from Sweden for the trade and gender programme.
UNCTAD and UN WOMEN team up to train on trade and gender equality
15 Nov 2016
How does trade liberalization affect women? Or men? And how can we make trade flows better and fairer for both sexes?
UNCTAD marks International Day of Rural Women
15 Oct 2016
Actions to combat poverty in rural areas, where over 70% of the world's 1.4 billion extremely poor people live, will be crucial if the aspiration of the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty is to be met.
Trade regulators must strike a delicate balance
6 Oct 2016
Regulators must strike a delicate balance between protecting consumers and the environment on the one hand and not restricting trade on the other, a top UNCTAD official said on Wednesday at a meeting on trade regulations.
Launch of the largest global Non-Tariff Measures database: TRAINS
22 Jul 2016
On the occasion of its fourteenth Ministerial Conference, UNCTAD launched the largest global database on Non-Tariff Measures during the Ministerial round table 'Lowering hurdles for Trade: Trade Costs, Regulatory Convergence and Regional Integration'.
Launch of UNCTAD DITC and Virtual Institute online NTM training course
21 Jul 2016
On the occasion of the Ministerial Round Table on "Lowering Hurdles for Trade: Trade Costs, Regulatory Convergence and Regional Integration" held at UNCTAD 15 on Tuesday 19 July, the Trade Analysis Branch in the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities in close collaboration with UNCTAD Virtual Institute have just released an on-line non-technical introductory module on the economic analysis of non-tariff measures.
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.
Least developed countries lose 10 percent of exports on non-tariff measures
20 Jul 2016
Least developed countries lose an estimated $23 billion per year, equal to about 10 per cent of their exports to the Group of 20 (G20) through failure to comply with G20 non-tariff measures, according to new data published by UNCTAD on Tuesday.
Women's economic empowerment takes centre stage at UNCTAD expert meeting
26 May 2016
An expert meeting on Trade as a Tool for the Economic Empowerment of Women was held by the Trade, Gender and Development Unit on 23 and 24 May 2016 to promote a better understanding of the links between trade and gender.