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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.
East Asian economies drive global trade recovery
10 Feb 2021
The rebound in the fourth quarter of 2020 was uneven and largely powered by the trade of goods from and to developing countries.
Creativity is the answer we’ve been looking for – now is the time to embrace and invest in it
1 Feb 2021
By Marisa Henderson, Chief of the Creative Economy Programme, and Amy Shelver, Public Information Officer, UNCTAD
Creative economy to have its year in the sun in 2021
13 Jan 2021
Here’s why the UN has dedicated a whole year to the creative economy and its critical role in promoting sustainable development, especially in a post-coronavirus world.
Transforming trade, backing productive capacities is key to fixing global economy
17 Dec 2020
UNCTAD Secretary-General sets down roadmap for health, productivity, prosperity and fixing a fractured global economy scarred by the coronavirus pandemic ahead of its October 2021 quadrennial conference in Barbados.
Global trade shows frail recovery in third quarter, but outlook remains uncertain
21 Oct 2020
UNCTAD estimates show a 5% drop in world trade in the third quarter of 2020 compared to 2019, an improvement from the 19% decline in the second quarter but insufficient to pull trade out of the red.
COVID-19: Shipping data hints to some recovery in global trade
9 Sep 2020
The coronavirus pandemic dealt a severe blow to global merchandise trade. Data from weekly port calls by container ships show early but uneven signs of recovery.
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.