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Study shows COVID-19 effects on trade in biodiversity products
18 May 2022
The pandemic has posed challenges but also created opportunities for workers and businesses producing and selling biodiversity-based goods and services.
Circular economy can help stem biodiversity loss
19 Apr 2022
By Kweku Attafuah-Wadee, Lalen Lleander and Henrique Pacini, UNCTAD Economists
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.
How four women in Malaysia built success during COVID-19
6 Apr 2022
UNCTAD’s Empretec programme equips entrepreneurs with the skills to overcome adversity and inspire others in their communities.
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.
Small-scale woman trader keeps cross-border business afloat amid COVID-19
11 Mar 2022
Empowered by UNCTAD’s training, she endured pandemic-induced disruptions with persistence, hard work and business acumen, emerging stronger from the crisis.
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.