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Transforming trade, backing productive capacities is key to fixing global economy
17 Dec 2020
UNCTAD Secretary-General sets down roadmap for health, productivity, prosperity and fixing a fractured global economy scarred by the coronavirus pandemic ahead of its October 2021 quadrennial conference in Barbados.
Improve productive capacities in the world’s poorest countries for stronger recovery, UNCTAD says
3 Dec 2020
The COVID-19 economic crisis is forecast to reverse years of painstaking development progress in education and nutrition, and to pull 32 million people back into extreme poverty.
Boosting incomes and reducing vulnerabilities of maize farmers in Laos
24 Nov 2020
A recent UNCTAD study identifies three ways smallholder farmers in the landlocked southeast Asian nation can boost earnings from their harvests.
COVID-19 cuts global maritime trade, transforms industry
12 Nov 2020
The pandemic has sent shockwaves through global maritime transport and laid the foundations for a transformed industry and associated supply chains. UNCTAD expects a return to growth in 2021
Betting on the untapped potential of Angolan honey
5 Nov 2020
The government sees honey as a product that could help diversify the country’s oil-dependent economy and is working with UNCTAD and the European Union to improve production and boost exports.
New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development
21 Oct 2020
The SDG Trade Monitor offers a one-stop shop for users to obtain updated and disaggregated official data on global trade’s contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
21 Oct 2020
UNCTAD estimates show a 5% drop in world trade in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, an improvement from the 19% decline in the second quarter but insufficient to pull trade out of the red.
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
19 Oct 2020
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.
Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility
15 Oct 2020
Written by Mikael Lind, Margi van Gogh, Hanane Becha, Norbert Kouwenhoven, Wolfgang Lehmacher, Erik Lund, Henk Mulder, Niall Murphy and Andre Simha, Article No. 64 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°88 - Fourth Quarter 2020]