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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.
COVID-19 drives large international trade declines in 2020
9 Dec 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.
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 will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion
1 Jul 2020
UNCTAD estimates that for every $1 million lost in international tourism revenue, a country’s national income could drop by up to $3 million. The effects on employment could be dramatic.
Securing access to financial services for vulnerable people during COVID-19
1 May 2020
Written by Miho Shirotori and Bruno Antunes, UNCTAD
Coronavirus deals severe blow to services sectors
14 Apr 2020
Personal services sectors such as tourism, hospitality and retail at a standstill due to drastic measures taken in the fight against COVID-19.
Moving towards zero carbon emissions in maritime shipping
4 Nov 2019
Written by Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General
No exit plan for small islands on climate crisis frontlines
10 Sep 2019
Small island nations are calling for global help to cope with the climate crisis unfolding in their backyard, as their ability to respond is curtailed by lack of finance.