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COVID-19 recovery must change the investment game, says UNCTAD chief
19 Oct 2021
Governments need to create pro-investment environments for business models that integrate social, environmental and health imperatives, world investment forum hears.
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.
UNCTAD15: An urgent call for action to avoid global failure
5 Oct 2021
World leaders say inaction over the climate crisis, COVID-19 and the plight of the world’s most vulnerable is at our own peril. Action must incorporate trade’s best aspects.
Stop food waste to fight hunger and protect the planet
29 Sep 2021
Around one third of the food produced is never eaten, even as 10% of the world population faces hunger each day. The resources used, including water, land and energy, also go to waste.
Boosting productive capacities only hope for least developed countries post COVID-19
27 Sep 2021
Without better state capacity – ability to accomplish policy goals – the world’s poorest countries will remain on the margins of the global economy.
It’s time to move beyond a debt moratorium and finance productive capacities in least developed countries
7 Sep 2021
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, 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 productive capacities critical for least developed countries
21 Jun 2021
COVID-19 has heightened the need to boost productive capacities for socioeconomic recovery in the world’s poorest nations.
COVID-19 slashes foreign direct investment in Africa by 16%
21 Jun 2021
The continent's commodity-dependent countries have been affected more severely than non-resource-based economies.