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We urgently need to kickstart tourism’s recovery but COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to rethink it
3 Aug 2021
By Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD
UNCTAD15 registration is now open
22 Jul 2021
The event is the UN’s first major conference on trade and development amid the coronavirus pandemic and will help shape policy responses for a better recovery from COVID-19.
Sustainable finance surges despite volatile markets during COVID-19
21 Jun 2021
The value of sustainability-themed investment products amounted to $3.2 trillion in 2020, up more than 80% from 2019.
Foreign investment flows to structurally weak economies remain fragile in 2020
21 Jun 2021
Foreign direct investment remains stable in least developed countries, but contracts severely in landlocked developing nations and small island developing states.
Jamaican start-up shows potential of plastics substitutes
17 Jun 2021
BAMBUSA has already replaced over 5 million plastic straws with a sustainable bamboo version and is now turning the island’s discarded coconut shells into sustainable kitchenware.
Small island developing states face uphill battle in COVID-19 recovery
10 Jun 2021
An UNCTAD report analyses this group of vulnerable nations in the wake of the pandemic, which is estimated to have led to a dramatic fall in their GDPs, especially in those that depend highly on tourism.
Why trade must be part of the solution to biodiversity loss
21 May 2021
Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources.
Women in rural Namibia profit from biodiversity-friendly trade
19 May 2021
The sustainable use and trade of indigenous plants has created valuable economic opportunities for 2,500 Namibian women and their communities.
Empowering family businesses to fast-track sustainable development
13 Apr 2021
New initiative harnesses the power of family-owned businesses to be a force for good, investing in and promoting a business model that looks after people and the planet for generations to come.