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UNCTAD calls for a bold international economic agenda to avert another lost decade for developing countries
12 Apr 2023
Developing countries are facing a projected foregone income of $800 billion and battling unprecedented levels of debt distress.
Improving energy access key to meeting development goals in Africa
21 Mar 2023
UNCTAD urges countries in sub-Saharan Africa to use their vast renewable energy reserves and pool resources through regional cooperation to forge a cleaner and greener future.
Multiple crises unleash one of the lowest global economic outputs in recent decades, says UN report
25 Jan 2023
Stronger fiscal measures are needed to resuscitate the global economy and support the development agenda.
UNCTAD chief: How to rebuild global economy and trade after COVID-19
8 May 2020
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi discusses how to rejuvenate the global economy and trade in light of the COVID-19 crisis in an interview with Didem Eryar Unlu of the Turkish newspaper Dünya.
UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries
30 Mar 2020
The consequences of a combined health pandemic and a global recession will be catastrophic for many developing countries and halt their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
In Africa’s Great Lakes region, UNCTAD helps build peace through cross-border trade
25 Jan 2018
UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General Isabelle Durant joins UN partners to pledge political and logistical support to formerly warring central African countries.
UNCTAD warns on debt: Africa should find new ways to finance development
21 Jul 2016
African Governments should add new revenue sources to finance their development, UNCTAD warns that debt looks unsustainable in some countries.
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.