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An inclusive COVID-19 recovery needs reliable and timely data
26 Jul 2021
UNCTAD helps strengthen international trade statisticians’ skills and capacity, for a continuous flow of high-quality statistics amid pandemic-induced disruptions to data supply.
Seizing the opportunities of a circular economy in textiles
28 Jun 2021
By Henrique Pacini, Economist, UNCTAD
Foreign investment flows to structurally weak economies remain fragile in 2020
21 Jun 2021
Foreign direct investment remains stable in least developed countries, but contracts severely in landlocked developing nations and small island developing states.
Online course enhances capacity of trade data compilers
27 May 2021
International merchandise trade statistics course boosts participants’ knowledge on data on the movements of goods between countries and areas.
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.
Global plastic trade 40% bigger than previously thought, study finds
3 Mar 2021
Drawing on a powerful new database that tracks and traces the plastic life cycle, UNCTAD shows where countries can apply trade policy pressure to reduce pollution.
Success of circular economy hinges on better governance of ‘waste trade’
5 Feb 2021
By Henrique Pacini, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD, and Tze Ni Yeoh, Consultant, World Bank
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.