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Trade data for 2020 confirm growing importance of digital technologies during COVID-19
27 Oct 2021
ICT services grew to almost 14% of total services’ exports worldwide in 2020, while the long-term upward trend in digitally deliverable services trade rapidly accelerated.
UNCTAD15: Policies are critical to harnessing frontier technologies for good
8 Oct 2021
Good policy choices and actions will make the difference in steering technological change towards economic recovery and development outcomes that leave no one behind.
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.
UNCTAD calls on countries to make digital data flow for the benefit of all
29 Sep 2021
A new approach is needed for countries to better harness data as a global public good.
Inequalities threaten wider divide as digital economy data flows surge
29 Sep 2021
Large power imbalances stalk the growing digital economy as major platforms reinforce their positions in the global data value chain.
Switzerland commits $4.4 million for UNCTAD’s e-commerce and digital economy work
14 Sep 2021
The funds will support activities that can enable more countries to engage in and benefit from the evolving digital economy.
UN agencies join forces to support inclusive digital economies in the Pacific
10 Sep 2021
They will work with other stakeholders to create a conducive market environment for digital innovations to thrive in the region, leaving no one behind in the process.
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 continental treaty can foster sustainable trade in biodiversity in Africa
19 Aug 2021
New study shows how to transform the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement into an enabler of sustainable trade in biodiversity as a key driver of an environmentally friendly recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
For women in e-commerce, ‘entrepreneurship means freedom’
11 Aug 2021
Entrepreneurship can mean more freedom for women according to the first Latin-American advocate of eTrade for All, an initiative developed by UNCTAD to expand and promote the digital economy, especially in low and middle-income countries.