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Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report
8 Sep 2020
Strategic government spending on goods and services can increase the uptake of sustainability standards in the wake of COVID-19, driving our sustainable development ambitions.
COVID-19 will likely transform global production, says UN report
16 Jun 2020
New UNCTAD report shows reshoring, diversification and regionalization will drive restructuring of global value chains in the coming years.
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.
Soaring debt burden threatens global goals, experts warn
21 Nov 2019
Concerted and urgent multilateral action is needed to release developing countries from current debt traps.
Civil society calls for more honest narrative about benefits of trade
1 Jun 2018
Representatives of non-governmental organizations told UNCTAD that stopping the anti-globalization tide required a new development narrative, and franker conversations about the risks of open borders
Eighteenth Report on G20 Investment Measures
9 Nov 2017
The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that investment policy measures taken by G20 Members were mostly geared towards greater openness for foreign investment. At the same time, there has been an increase in policies related to national security.
Debt sustainability takes centre stage at Trade and Development Board
25 Sep 2015
Representatives of member States contributing to discussions at the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board praised UNCTAD's work on sovereign debt crises and the search for a new mechanism to deal with them.
United Nations lays down clear principles in tackling sovereign debt
29 Jul 2015
United Nations responds to sovereign debt crises by adopting principles, with UNCTAD support, that could underlie a new legal framework and regulatory mechanisms.
Sovereign Debt Workouts - Roadmap and Guide published by UNCTAD
28 Apr 2015
In an effort to help to resolve future sovereign debt crises of the sort that have tested governments from Iceland to Argentina to Greece since the global financial meltdown of 2008, UNCTAD has published a "roadmap" of steps that countries can take before and during debt restructuring.