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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.
Hydraulic fracturing? - not so fast, says new review of pros and cons
24 May 2018
Fracking remains controversial, but a dispassionate review of the pluses and minuses of shale gas extraction can shed light on pressing energy needs.
Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (7-8 May 2018)
9 May 2018
Services trade experts meet to feed knowledge and experience into intergovernmental processes in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development raised the bar - Business as usual is not an option
30 Oct 2017
Two years into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, legitimate concerns remain as to whether trade will play its meaningful role in delivering prosperity for all. The global economy may well be picking up, but it is not yet taking off. Export performance remains unprecedentedly weak, global demand limited, and job creation insufficient.
Green energy could help developing countries diversify their economies
12 Oct 2017
Green energy could help developing countries that are too dependent on commodities exports diversify their economies and reduce their vulnerabilities to volatile markets, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has said in Geneva at an international meeting on commodities.