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Global economy gets COVID-19 shot from US stimulus, but pre-existing conditions worsen
18 Mar 2021
New projections show stronger growth than expected in 2021, but the untackled problems of inequality, indebtedness and weak investment threaten hopes for a more resilient future.
Global plastic trade 40% bigger than previously thought, study finds
3 Mar 2021
Drawing on a powerful new database that tracks and traces the plastic life cycle, UNCTAD shows where countries can apply trade policy pressure to reduce pollution.
Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery
5 Aug 2020
UNCTAD15, the UN trade and development body's fifteenth quadrennial conference, will take place under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” as the world seeks solutions for a global new normal.
Coronavirus: Let's not forget the world's poorest countries
27 Apr 2020
Written by Paul Akiwumi, Director of UNCTAD's Division for Africa and Least Developed Countries
Africa needs a Marshall plan to ride out Covid-19 crisis; prepare for uncertain times
16 Apr 2020
Written byDr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Fairer trade can strike a blow against rising inequality
19 Jul 2019
Global trade has catalysed economic growth both in developing and developed countries, but its benefits have not been shared equally. This could change.
Rising inequality a blight on our development hopes
26 Jun 2019
The development gains of the 20th century are being eroded by growing inequality - and something needs to be done about it.
Where is sustainable development headed?
20 Jul 2018
Where are we heading on the path to the Sustainable Development Goals? UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi and other senior officials spotlight the issues.
Is African migration a curse or a boon?
31 May 2018
Written by Jane Muthumbi, Junior Davis and Milasoa Cherel-Robson of UNCTAD
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development raised the bar - Business as usual is not an option
30 Oct 2017
Two years into the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, legitimate concerns remain as to whether trade will play its meaningful role in delivering prosperity for all. The global economy may well be picking up, but it is not yet taking off. Export performance remains unprecedentedly weak, global demand limited, and job creation insufficient.