UNCTAD updates principles to promote biodiversity-friendly trade
COVID-19 drives large international trade declines in 2020
Services sector remains hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, dropping to levels last seen in the 1990s, nowcasts from UNCTAD's 2020 Handbook of Statistics show.
Mauritius unveils plan to expand its industrial output
The island nation seeks to overcome the challenges on its development path to sustain the spectacular economic growth it has achieved in recent years.
Vanuatu graduates from least developed country status
Despite setbacks due to repeated natural disasters, the island nation has enjoyed steady economic growth since the mid-2000s.
Improve productive capacities in the world’s poorest countries for stronger recovery, UNCTAD says
The COVID-19 economic crisis is forecast to reverse years of painstaking development progress in education and nutrition, and to pull 32 million people back into extreme poverty.
Digital trade facilitation for women cross-border traders
Written by: Sijia Sun and Alexandre Larouche-Maltais,
Article No. 66 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°88 - Fourth Quarter 2020]
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.
Building a ‘single window’ for trade in Turkmenistan
The government signed with UN agencies an agreement to build an electronic portal for trade procedures and documents in the Central Asian nation
Information Sharing Communities for Digitally Enabled Supply Chain Visibility
Written by: Mikael Lind, Margi van Gogh, Hanane Becha, Norbert Kouwenhoven, Wolfgang Lehmacher, Erik Lund, Henk Mulder, Niall Murphy and Andre Simha,
Article No. 64 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°88 - Fourth Quarter 2020]