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Building productive capacities can avert a lost decade in the poorest countries
25 Feb 2021
By Perks Master Ligoya, Ambassador of Malawi, and Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
For heavily indebted small islands, resilience-building is the best antidote
7 Jan 2021
Small island nations are taking on water in the form of a vicious debt trap damaging their productivity and ability to recover from disasters and other structural constraints. UNCTAD warns the situation is unsustainable and requires urgent global attention.
Mauritius unveils plan to expand its industrial output
4 Dec 2020
The island nation seeks to overcome the challenges on its development path to sustain the spectacular economic growth it has achieved in recent years.
New agreement signals more trade benefits for Pacific nations
9 Oct 2020
Planned joint initiatives will improve the ability of countries in the Pacific to better tackle challenges such as climate change and pandemics such as COVID-19.
Life after lockdown: Rebuilding tourism globally, sustainably
1 Sep 2020
The global tourism standstill due to COVID-19 has cost the sector dearly, especially in countries heavily reliant on it, like small island nations. A new UN report maps how tourism could be rebuilt.
Mauritius oil spill puts spotlight on ship pollution
19 Aug 2020
Small island nations face an existential and developmental threat from ship-source pollution endangering their vulnerable marine ecosystems and ocean economies. An effective international legal regime can help.
Caribbean leaders urged to diversify creative economy post-COVID
14 Jul 2020
Written by Pamela Coke-Hamilton, UNCTAD Director of International Trade and Commodities
COVID-19 offers opportunity to save our ocean
8 Jun 2020
The increasingly unsustainable use of marine resources for economic activities has hurt the health of our oceans, seas and coasts. Governments and businesses have the opportunity to turn the tide and make blue economy sectors more "green" in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Impact of COVID-19 on tourism in small island developing states
24 Apr 2020
Written by By Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, Division on International Trade and Commodities, UNCTAD