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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.
COVID-19: UN calls on governments to help landlocked neighbours
10 Jun 2020
Well-functioning transit transport services and procedures are essential to ensure people in landlocked developing countries have timely access to medical products and basic goods during and after the crisis.
UN seeks to build transport and trade resilience in wake of COVID-19
28 May 2020
UNCTAD and the five UN regional commissions join forces to help developing countries tackle trade and transport challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.
UNCTAD Inter-governmental body discusses reform of international investment agreements
30 Sep 2015
On 16 September, more than a 100 policymakers from government, private sector and international and civil society organizations discussed UNCTAD’s "Roadmap for Reform of the International Investment Regime".
Member States and civil society examine questions raised at 2014 World Investment Forum
26 Mar 2015
Reform of the International Investment Agreements (IIA) regime returned to the UNCTAD agenda during a three day Expert Meeting in February, with member States and civil society calling for new approaches to drafting and implementing the agreements.
UNCTAD releases review of trends in investment agreements and investor-State dispute settlement
19 Feb 2015
In 2014, countries concluded one international investment agreement every other week. Investors continue to use investor-State dispute settlement, but the number of new cases does not reach the record high of previous years.
UNCTAD publishes its annual review of investor-State dispute settlement cases
7 Apr 2014
Investment arbitrations against host countries continued to grow rapidly in 2013, reaching the second highest number of new cases in history.
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.