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International trade is back, but not for all
6 Oct 2021
By Alessandro Nicita, Ralf Peters and Carlos Razo, UNCTAD
Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
14 Sep 2021
The Global Commodities Forum 2021 tackles the many facets of commodity dependence and the vulnerabilities of countries whose economies rely on primary goods exports.
More than 100 countries depend on commodity exports
8 Sep 2021
Heavy dependence on commodities has increased globally, leaving about two-thirds of developing countries vulnerable to economic shocks such as sharp commodity price fluctuations.
Minding the gap to foster better trade for sustainable development
23 Aug 2021
By Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba, Niematallah E. A. Elamin and Axel Marx
Economies in Latin America and the Caribbean urged to boost resilience to shocks following commodity price hikes
10 Aug 2021
Between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and mid-2021, commodity prices increased across the region, with varied impacts on countries.
We urgently need to kickstart tourism’s recovery but COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to rethink it
3 Aug 2021
By Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD
EU should consider trade impacts of new climate change mechanism
14 Jul 2021
The mechanism could help avoid “carbon leakage”, but its impact on climate change would be limited – only a 0.1% drop in global CO2 emissions – with higher trade costs for developing countries.
Building technological capacities can help countries escape commodity dependence
7 Jul 2021
About 64% of developing economies rely on exporting primary goods, and most risk continuing down a path of commodity dependence unless they embrace technology-enabled structural transformation.
Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism
30 Jun 2021
Economic losses are mounting in developing countries due to the absence of widespread COVID-19 vaccinations.