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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.