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Commodity-dependent countries urged to diversify exports
16 Apr 2019
Experts discuss recent trends in global commodity markets and explore how commodity-dependent developing countries could achieve inclusive growth.
Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to gain from coffee niche markets
17 Oct 2018
New edition of UNCTAD Commodities at a Glance series focuses on constraints and opportunities for coffee growers in East Africa, with special emphasis on the sustainability of supply.
Oceans Forum seeks consensus on fish-to-dish solutions
16 Jul 2018
Time is running out to find agreement on ending harmful fisheries subsidies by 2020 but a multi-agency push hosted by UNCTAD aims to inject momentum.
90% of fish stocks are used up – fisheries subsidies must stop
13 Jul 2018
Written byMukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD and Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations.
Time is running out to find a solution to overfishing, UNCTAD warns
29 Sep 2017
With just 10 weeks until a World Trade Organization summit in Argentina, there is a risk that no global agreement will be made to address the issue of overfishing, an UNCTAD official has told a public meeting at the international body's Geneva base.
UNCTAD joins the growing number of voluntary commitments on ocean action
6 Jun 2017
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UN Environment) announced their voluntary commitment at the Oceans Conference in New York to assist member states in the implementation of effective, inclusive policies for Sustainable Trade in fisheries.
Economic underpinning critical for post-2015 goals, experts say
29 Nov 2013
UNCTAD and other Geneva- Trade hub agencies must find ways to harness trade and the private sector to make sure that the post-2015 strategy for helping poor countries is sufficiently supported by economic forces, experts said.
Post-2015 development goals need to be backed by resources and systemic reform
28 Nov 2013
UNCTAD’s first policy brief on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda highlights the need to reform the global economic and financial system, if the goal of eradicating poverty is to become a reality.
The key to development strategies is balance, panellists tell Trade and Development Board
18 Sep 2013
The benefits of expanding domestic economies and the benefits of healthy export flows should be pursued in tandem by developing countries, experts have recommended.
Trade and Development Report 2013: Adjusting to the Changing Dynamics of the World Economy
12 Sep 2013
New UNCTAD report argues that the world economy is experiencing a structural shift, and that countries must introduce fundamental changes in their growth strategies in order to adjust to it. In particular, developing and transition economies that have been overly dependent on exports should give a greater role to domestic and regional demand.