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Small island developing states need urgent support to avoid debt defaults
12 Apr 2021
By Rachid Bouhia, Economist, UNCTAD, and Emily Wilkinson, Researcher, ODI
Mineral tracking tool helps Zambia combat illicit financial flows
1 Oct 2020
An UNCTAD data evaluation tool helps the southern African nation recover an additional $1 million in export dues from mining companies in one year.
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.
Fostering investment in the development of new antibacterial treatments
20 Nov 2018
An event on fostering investment in the development of new antibacterial treatments was held on 23 October 2018 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva during the World Investment Forum (WIF).
Boom to challenge lithium-rich developing countries
16 Oct 2018
Annual general meeting of the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development, hosted by UNCTAD, considers ways to tackle new challenges.
South Africa adopts new IP policy improving access to medicine
31 May 2018
UNCTAD applauds the decision of South Africa's Cabinet to approve the first phase of a new intellectual property policy that paves the way to better access to medicine in the country.
Fighting the war on antibiotic resistance with new investment schemes -- Q&A with Christoph Spennemann
20 Oct 2017
With medical experts warning of a "post-antibiotic apocalypse", UNCTAD legal officer Christoph Spennemann explains why joint public-private investment is the missing weapon in the war against the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Miners seek win-win solutions for sustainable development
25 Oct 2016
Extracting heavy minerals such as zircon, rutile and ilmenite from Senegal's coastal dunes is heavy work - these valuable substances represent only 2% of mined material while the rest is sand.
Making mining work more for the local community and the sustainability of the planet
18 Nov 2015
The minerals and metals mining sector must do a better job at making a positive impact on local economies.