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Trade is the missing element in climate change response, MC11 hears
20 Dec 2017
Developing countries are the most vulnerable and the least prepared for the changing climate – but economic opportunities exist alongside the threats
At MC11, more than 70% of WTO members give political backing to role of women in trade and development
12 Dec 2017
UNCTAD among authors of framework for devising “gender responsive” trade measures supported by 119 members at World Trade Organization ministerial conference.
UNCTAD Secretary-General at MC11: It’s time to re-energize the global trading system
11 Dec 2017
Mukhisa Kituyi tells delegates to the WTO’s ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires that multilateralism is essential for prosperity and sustainable development
Circular Economy: the silver bullet for emissions?
18 Nov 2017
The world needs to unhook prosperity from the extraction of resources if countries are to succeed in curbing carbon emissions, and that means keeping materials in the economy for longer.
Green Finance experts roll out new plan
18 Nov 2017
The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, convened by UNCTAD and its partners, has unveiled a new plan to help bourses grow green finance and thereby contribute to global efforts to reduce carbon emissions.
Climate action means big changes for trade
17 Nov 2017
Efforts to curb carbon emissions will have sweeping impacts on trade, but commerce should be seen as part of the solution, not the problem, according to experts at the COP23 climate summit.
Tax avoidance threatens development agenda, meeting told
10 Nov 2017
Tax avoidance like that highlighted by the Paradise Papers is among the threats to the economic and social aspirations of the international community – embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals – since tax not paid denies an important stream of financing, experts meeting with United Nations member States in Geneva this week said.
Making trade work better for women -- a step in the right direction
26 Oct 2017
Some recent free trade agreements are raising the profile of women's empowerment, a new UNCTAD policy brief says, but while chapters on trade and gender are a step in the right direction they remain a light component in such deals.
Economic diversification even more crucial as the fight against climate change revs up
9 Oct 2017
The need for developing countries to diversify the portfolio of goods and services they produce has become even more pressing as governments move to act on the promises of the Paris climate agreement, UNCTAD Deptuy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has told an international meeting in Geneva.
Fifty years of occupation have driven the Palestinian economy into de-development and poverty
12 Sep 2017
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. It is the longest occupation in recent history. For the Palestinian people, these have been five decades of de-development, suppressed human potential and denial of the right to development. There is no end in sight, according to this year's report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people.