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Developing countries pay environmental cost of electric car batteries
22 Jul 2020
Growth in electric car sales is great news for the fight against climate change, but the mining of the minerals used in their batteries poses serious risks for the environment.
Digital development for recovery and transformation in the Arab region
10 Jul 2020
Written byRola Dashti, Executive SecretaryUN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Demand for raw materials for electric car batteries set to rise further
25 Jun 2020
Surging need is driven by boom in electric cars, with 23 million passenger vehicles expected to be produced by 2030, says a new UNCTAD report.
Commodity exports to China could fall by $33.1 billion in 2020, study finds
28 May 2020
UNCTAD research shows that total commodity exports to China could fall dramatically as a result of the coronavirus crisis, but there may be a silver lining for some products.
Kiribati sets sights on overcoming hurdles to e-commerce
20 May 2020
Digital solutions implemented to combat the spread of COVID-19 give fresh impetus to efforts to harness the development gains of ICT and e-commerce.
Angola eyes former coffee glory for more sustainable growth
6 May 2020
Overdependence on oil has fuelled volatile and uneven growth. Coffee could help the country change course if it can revive production and add value to its beans.
COVID-19: Senegalese e-payment company shows resilience in a time of crisis
30 Apr 2020
Youma Dieng Fall, co-founder of PayDunya and member of UNCTAD’s eTrade for Women community, shares how the business has adapted to the coronavirus crisis, bouncing back stronger from the shock.
UNCTAD to lead United Nations Group on the Information Society
23 Apr 2020
The UN-body draws attention to ICT-related development issues being tackled by the UN, such as the growing digital divide laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic.
UNCTAD kicks off eTrade for Women masterclass series
25 Oct 2019
The first course will be held in Skopje, North Macedonia, and led by finance minister and Grouper.mk co-founder Nina Angelovska.