Displaying results 1 - 10 of 188
New global alliance of special economic zones to boost development
17 May 2022
The alliance’s founding members represent 7,000 special economic zones in 145 economies, employing over 100 million people.
How digital multinationals are transforming global trade and investment
16 May 2022
Digital multinational enterprises are growing at breakneck speed and changing the nature of cross-border investment.
UN crisis response group calls for immediate action to avert cascading impacts of war in Ukraine
13 Apr 2022
The world is on the brink of a “perfect storm” of crises, warns UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Dire consequences of the war on global food, energy and financial markets could upend billions of lives.
Four key challenges facing least developed countries
4 Apr 2022
The world’s poorest nations face many obstacles, including soaring debt, export marginalization, energy poverty and climate vulnerability.
Ukraine war cuts global growth prospects by 1%
24 Mar 2022
UNCTAD alerts global economic growth will decrease to 2.6% from 3.6% for 2022 and that developing countries will need $310 billion to meet their external public debt service requirements this year.
Ukraine war risks further cuts to development finance
23 Mar 2022
The conflict could widen the $3.6 trillion annual gap in financing needed to achieve sustainable development goals and worsen the debt burden in many developing countries.
From informal entrepreneur to successful businessman: Meet Geraldo Basilua from Angola
9 Feb 2022
UNCTAD’s Empretec entrepreneurship programme has helped him formalize and grow his businesses, contributing to sustainable development in the country’s northern provinces.
Sustainability standards are a powerful tool to protect biodiversity
24 Jan 2022
Voluntary sustainability standards can play a bigger role in conserving our planet’s resources and help strengthen the new post-2020 global biodiversity framework, experts say.
Global foreign direct investment rebounded strongly in 2021, but the recovery is highly uneven
19 Jan 2022
New UNCTAD estimates show that infrastructure finance is up due to recovery stimulus packages, but greenfield investment activity remains weak across industrial sectors.