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Regional integration creates opportunities for SMEs and women
20 Dec 2017
Written by Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Making trade work for gender equality: a Q&A with Simonetta Zarrilli
11 Dec 2017
At WTO's MC11, the UNCTAD expert explains why including the "gender dimension" in trade policy will boost prosperity for all.
WTO MC11 negotiations: prospects for fish, women and non-tariff measures
6 Dec 2017
With the Eleventh WTO Ministerial Conference right around the corner, UNCTAD member States discuss progress on negotiations on fisheries subsidies, gender and non-tariff measures.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development raised the bar - Business as usual is not an option
30 Oct 2017
Two years into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, legitimate concerns remain as to whether trade will play its meaningful role in delivering prosperity for all. The global economy may well be picking up, but it is not yet taking off. Export performance remains unprecedentedly weak, global demand limited, and job creation insufficient.
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.
BioTrade businesses become drivers of legal access and benefit sharing in biodiversity-rich countries
17 Oct 2017
A new UNCTAD tool helps policy makers and regulators align access and benefit sharing regulations and the promotion of BioTrade businesse.
Toolbox helps governments ensure trade empowers women
28 Sep 2017
New trade measures or agreements can end up holding women back in an economy, but a new toolbox offers a way for policy makers to head off the risk before such accords come into force, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has told a public session at the World Trade Organization.
UNCTAD strengthens its cooperation with Vietnam in the area of debt and development finance strategies
25 Sep 2017
UNCTAD and the Government of Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on debt and development finance strategies.
Making women’s economic empowerment a reality
18 Sep 2017
There is a global consensus that gender equality and women's economic empowerment are key elements to achieve the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The challenge is to turn that level of ambition into reality on the ground, and the United Nations is playing its part to achieve this.
Robots are coming: Mixing automation and austerity can threaten good jobs worldwide
14 Sep 2017
A new UNCTAD report sees the threat to good jobs spreading to some developing countries but points to the real challenges lying ahead. The report recommends having digital industrial policies to ensure that robotics supports – rather than threatens – inclusive development.