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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.
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.
Debt levels in developing countries heighten vulnerability
11 Jul 2019
A more balanced growth strategy could help developing countries better manage existing and future debt burdens.
Debt warning lights flash for poorest countries, experts say
3 May 2018
Top economists from UNCTAD and the International Monetary Fund agree it's time to sound the alarm on rising public debt in many low-income countries but disagree on how loudly the bell should be rung.
Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz backs UNCTAD's work on debt workouts
10 Apr 2015
A workshop on a multilateral legal framework for debt restructuring processes took place on March 31st 2015, at Columbia University in New York City.
Workshop scheduled for debt management officials
5 Sep 2013
Developing-country officials who deal with debt issues and strategies are to take part in a regional workshop on asset and liability management being held from 30 September to 3 October.
UNCTAD, jointly with Government of Kazakhstan and Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists, organizes event titled Fifty Years of Development: What Have We Learned?
30 May 2013
At the sixth Astana Economic Forum and first World Anti-Crisis Conference, held on 23-24 May 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan, UNCTAD and the Government of Kazakhstan, through the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists, co-organized a lunch event titled Fifty Years of Development: What Have We Learned.
Norway to audit debt on basis of UNCTAD principles
23 Aug 2012
The Minister of International Development of Norway, H.E. Mr. Heikki Holmås, announced last Friday that Norway would carry out an audit of developing countries’ debts to Norway, and a review of the loans that Norway has made, on the basis of the Principles on Promoting Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing consolidated by UNCTAD.