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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.
Ten years after the financial crisis: Debt, Money and Finance
18 Sep 2018
When Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy in 2008, it brought the international financial system to the edge of collapse. Ten years later, the global economy has recovered but is it really "safer, simpler and fairer"?
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.
Economic underpinning critical for post-2015 goals, experts say
29 Nov 2013
UNCTAD and other Geneva- Trade hub agencies must find ways to harness trade and the private sector to make sure that the post-2015 strategy for helping poor countries is sufficiently supported by economic forces, experts said.
Post-2015 development goals need to be backed by resources and systemic reform
28 Nov 2013
UNCTAD’s first policy brief on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda highlights the need to reform the global economic and financial system, if the goal of eradicating poverty is to become a reality.
Capital account regulations and global economic governance
14 Nov 2013
UNCTAD's latest Policy Brief looks at how emerging economies have managed capital inflows in the post-crisis period and makes policy recommendations on trade rules and capital account regulation.