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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
UNODC-UNCTAD Expert Consultation on the SDG Indicator on Illicit financial flows - Vienna, December 12 - 14, 2017
18 Dec 2017
The international workshop, jointly organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was held at the Vienna International Centre.
50th edition of the UNCTAD statistics handbook - 6 December 2017
8 Dec 2017
UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General, Isabelle Durant officially launched the 50th edition of the UNCTAD Statistics Handbook at a press conference.
Trade and Development in Numbers: Handbook offers crucial economic data for global decision-makers
5 Dec 2017
UNCTAD has launched its annual Handbook of Statistics in a new, user-friendly format to celebrate its fiftieth year of publication. The 2017 edition has been overhauled entirely to make it shorter and easier to read, and features a wealth of maps, charts, and infographics.
World Toilet Day
19 Nov 2017
Toilets save lives because human waste spreads killer diseases. However, 4.5 billion people live without a household toilet that safely disposes of their waste. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.
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.
Course on Trade in Services Statistics with emphasis on Africa, organized by WTO in Geneva
16 Nov 2017
28 statisticians from developing economies benefited from the course on trade in services statistics organized by WTO; UNCTAD participated as a resource partner agency.
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.