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How COVID-19 is changing global value chains
2 Sep 2020
Written by Piergiuseppe Fortunato, UNCTAD Economist
COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed
23 Apr 2020
The coronavirus pandemic hits developing countries at a time when they have already been struggling with unsustainable debt burdens for many years, as well as with rising health needs. UNCTAD calls for $1 trillion in debt relief.
UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries
30 Mar 2020
The consequences of a combined health pandemic and a global recession will be catastrophic for many developing countries and halt their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Coronavirus: Can policymakers avert a trillion-dollar crisis?
9 Mar 2020
Downside scenario sees a $2 trillion shortfall in global income. UNCTAD calls for coordinated policymaking to prevent a global economic meltdown.
UNCTAD brings new technology to wildlife trade management
30 Aug 2019
New electronic solution will enable countries to better control legal trade of endangered species and help prevent illegal trade.
Global economic growth has peaked, set to stay at 3% in 2019-2020
21 Jan 2019
Economic prospects threatened by weak support for multilateralism, tight financial conditions and trade tensions, says new UN World Economic Situation and Prospects report.
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014: global economy is improving but remains vulnerable
24 Jan 2014
Global economic growth should increase over the next two years with continuing signs of improvement, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 (WESP) report. But, several uncertainties and downside risks continue to loom.
UNCTAD and CITES hold meeting on traceability system for international trade in python skins from South-East Asia
31 Oct 2013
The Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Mr. John Scanlon, and high-level officials of UNCTAD, have met with key players to discuss a traceability system that will ensure a sustainable and legal supply of South-East Asian python skins, pursuant to decisions taken by the Parties to CITES.
Greater attention needed to farming sector, experts tell commodities meeting
20 Mar 2013
High prices for basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, with the complex effects that these cause on the economies of numerous poor countries, are not expected to decline any time soon, the Global Commodities Forum has been told.