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UNCTAD15: A ministerial conference committed to gender equality
8 Oct 2021
The 15th session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development was the first to feature a forum dedicated to gender and development.
International trade is back, but not for all
6 Oct 2021
By Alessandro Nicita, Ralf Peters and Carlos Razo, UNCTAD
Why gender matters in trade facilitation reform
28 Sep 2021
What would you do to make a sale? Some women cross-border traders in Africa navigate corruption, outsmart tricksters and thieves, and even cross crocodile-infested waters to do so. UNCTAD explores how to overcome these barriers.
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.