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UNCTAD15: A ministerial conference committed to gender equality
8 Oct 2021
The 15th session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development was the first to feature a forum dedicated to gender and development.
Coastal developing countries bank on a sustainable ocean economy post COVID-19
6 Oct 2021
Barbados, Belize and Costa Rica are looking beyond the pandemic and climate shocks by developing and implementing national trade strategies strongly linked to resilience, conservation and the sustainable use of their marine resources.
Special economic zones drive economic diversification in Africa
28 Sep 2021
UNCTAD brings together various stakeholders to discus how special economic zones contribute to economic diversification and sustainable development in Africa.
Why gender matters in trade facilitation reform
28 Sep 2021
What would you do to make a sale? Some women cross-border traders in Africa navigate corruption, outsmart tricksters and thieves, and even cross crocodile-infested waters to do so. UNCTAD explores how to overcome these barriers.
How cooperation on trade can help tackle plastic pollution
3 Sep 2021
With about 75% of all the plastic ever produced becoming waste, countries are exploring how to use trade and development policies and negotiations in the fight against plastic pollution.
How to cushion consumers from high maritime freight rates
27 Jul 2021
By Jan Hoffmann, Head of Trade Logistics, UNCTAD
Turbulent prices on the high seas: Are calmer waters on the horizon?
26 Jul 2021
By Mark Assaf, Economist, UNCTAD
Fair Trade: A model that also promotes equality between women and men?
8 Jul 2021
Representatives from the two leading global fair trade networks explain why their business model is also characterized by better gender balance.
Vulnerable countries need help to adjust to carbon cuts in maritime transport
5 Jul 2021
Technical and financial assistance to poorer nations will help alleviate the costs of a planned transition to low-carbon shipping.