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Asia-Pacific partnership creates new ‘centre of gravity’ for global trade
15 Dec 2021
A new free trade agreement, covering a third of the world economy, will eliminate 90% of tariffs among 15 East Asian and Pacific countries and is expected to boost intraregional exports by $42 billion.
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
How to build concerted multilateral action on plastic pollution
22 Nov 2021
By David Vivas-Eugui, Legal Officer, and Henrique Pacini, Economist, UNCTAD
Least developed countries at 50: Mid-life crisis or resilient maturity?
18 Nov 2021
By Rolf Traeger, Chief, Least Developed Countries Section, UNCTAD
Youth climate leaders at COP26 turn ideas into action
15 Nov 2021
Young climate activists joined world leaders, negotiators and senior figures to demand immediate action to limit planetary warming to 1.5 Celsius and secure their future.
New report maps trade-manufacturing-pollution nexus in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia
10 Nov 2021
The study assesses the export-associated pollution generated by the manufacturing sector, a key driver of economic growth.
Online course to help developing countries negotiate regional trade agreements in times of crisis
9 Nov 2021
COVID-19 has highlighted the gaps in existing multilateral and regional trade agreements in terms of ensuring protection and resilience during a global or regional crisis.
Putting down long-term roots in Angola’s entrepreneurial ecosystem
28 Oct 2021
A national trainer programme is increasing the local ownership and sustainability of an EU-funded UNCTAD project in the southern African nation.
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.