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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.
Why trade must be part of the solution to biodiversity loss
21 May 2021
Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources.
Women in rural Namibia profit from biodiversity-friendly trade
19 May 2021
The sustainable use and trade of indigenous plants has created valuable economic opportunities for 2,500 Namibian women and their communities.
Cashing in on cashews: Africa must add value to its nuts
15 Apr 2021
The continent grows most of the world’s raw cashews but only processes a fraction of them, missing out on a wealth of opportunity offered by booming global demand.
UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
18 Jan 2021
Guidelines to help governments, companies and consumers benefit from sustainable trade in precious plants and animals now include elements such as climate resilience and marine biodiversity.
UNCTAD chief wins award for promoting intra-African trade
15 Jan 2021
Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi was recognized by the African Union Commission for his work during the process that established the African Continental Free Trade Area
COVID-19’s economic fallout will long outlive the health crisis, report warns
19 Nov 2020
Inequalities and vulnerabilities risk worsening long after a vaccine becomes available. UNCTAD charts a roadmap for a more inclusive and better recovery, emphasizing the need to reshape global production networks.
COVID-19 and beyond: What role for LDCs?
12 Nov 2020
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD