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Why ports are at the heart of sustainable development
13 May 2022
Port management has implications for economic growth, crisis response efforts, environmental protection and gender equality.
Port programme opens ocean of opportunities for Bolivia
9 May 2022
A river port in the landlocked nation that joined UNCTAD’s port management programme is helping importers and exporters overcome logistics challenges.
UN crisis response group calls for immediate action to avert cascading impacts of war in Ukraine
13 Apr 2022
The world is on the brink of a “perfect storm” of crises, warns UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Dire consequences of the war on global food, energy and financial markets could upend billions of lives.
Ireland and Northern Ireland renew support for global port programme
8 Apr 2022
A new agreement will bolster UNCTAD’s work to help ports in developing countries improve operations and speed up trade.
Four key challenges facing least developed countries
4 Apr 2022
The world’s poorest nations face many obstacles, including soaring debt, export marginalization, energy poverty and climate vulnerability.
Ukraine war cuts global growth prospects by 1%
24 Mar 2022
UNCTAD alerts global economic growth will decrease to 2.6% from 3.6% for 2022 and that developing countries will need $310 billion to meet their external public debt service requirements this year.
Ukraine war risks further cuts to development finance
23 Mar 2022
The conflict could widen the $3.6 trillion annual gap in financing needed to achieve sustainable development goals and worsen the debt burden in many developing countries.
Transport connectivity key to enhancing productive capacities in landlocked developing countries
18 Mar 2022
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
Ukraine war’s impact on trade and development
16 Mar 2022
UNCTAD’s rapid assessment of the war’s impact on trade and development shows a rapidly worsening outlook for the world economy, with the situation especially alarming for African and least developed countries.