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The creative economy takes center stage
10 Dec 2021
Digital platforms connect artists, artisans, musicians, and filmmakers with a global audience — driving growth in emerging economies.
Least developed countries cannot afford to strand their assets, given their development challenges
26 Nov 2021
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Germany renews support for UNCTAD’s e-commerce and digital economy work
25 Nov 2021
The country committed €500,000 to bolster the organization’s research, technical cooperation and consensus-building activities aimed at ensuring all nations can seize digital trade opportunities.
Least developed countries at 50: Mid-life crisis or resilient maturity?
18 Nov 2021
By Rolf Traeger, Chief, Least Developed Countries Section, UNCTAD
Botswana launches strategy to diversify economy through e-commerce
29 Oct 2021
Botswana gears up to diversify its economy by moving from mining minerals to mining knowledge.
Scaling up climate adaptation finance must be on the table at UN COP26
28 Oct 2021
Estimates indicate that annual climate adaptation costs in developing countries could reach $300 billion in 2030 and, if mitigation targets are breached, as much as $500 billion by 2050.
Green industrial policies key for developing countries to adapt to climate change
28 Oct 2021
Developing countries are already suffering relative economic losses three times greater than high-income countries due to climate-related disasters.
Trade data for 2020 confirm growing importance of digital technologies during COVID-19
27 Oct 2021
ICT services grew to almost 14% of total services’ exports worldwide in 2020, while the long-term upward trend in digitally deliverable services trade rapidly accelerated.
Strong declaration on COVID-19 vaccines, trade, debt and climate adopted at historic UNCTAD15 conference
11 Oct 2021
During the four-day conference, world leaders, ministers of trade, leading economists and heads of UN agencies and global financial institutions called for a new development model, with socioeconomic transformation and sustainability at its centre.