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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.
South-South trade continues to increase, UNCTAD statistics show
17 Dec 2013
UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics 2013, just released, indicates that exports among developing countries remain centered in Asia, while African participation growing.
Services exports grew by 2% globally in 2012
10 Apr 2013
Developing economies services trade continued to grow, while developed countries recorded a slight decrease. According to preliminary estimates by UNCTAD and WTO, world services exports grew by modest 2% in 2012. All regions except Africa experienced a much lower growth than in 2011.
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.
Food security cited as priority at meeting of commodity experts
20 Mar 2013
Amid the complex interplay of factors affecting the production of basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, it is vital to ensure that sufficient, affordable food is available in developing countries, an expert meeting has heard.