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Countries hail leadership of outgoing UNCTAD chief
4 Feb 2021
Member states from across the world fete Mukhisa Kituyi for his stellar service and staunch support for the aspirations of the global south.
Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global 'megatrends' left unchecked
17 Sep 2020
A report by the UN Economist Networks says climate change, inequalities, urbanization, rapid population changes and the technological revolution will shape our world over the course of this century and calls for an overhaul of the way policies are made.
The big reset: Learning from Covid-19 to fast track the SDGs
15 Jul 2020
Following his speech to the UN High Level Parliamentary Forum on 15 July, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi answers questions on how lessons from the fight against to curb the pandemic could help speed up progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Soaring debt burden threatens global goals, experts warn
21 Nov 2019
Concerted and urgent multilateral action is needed to release developing countries from current debt traps.
World's poorest countries should take a leading role in directing external aid to development
19 Nov 2019
For the least developed countries to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, they should take ownership of their development agenda and manage the allocation of external development finance in alignment with their national development priorities.
Modern Science and its Technologies are a Cause and a Cure for Contemporary Poverty
6 Jun 2019
Written byArnoldo K Ventura, Secretary and Chairman of the Implementation Committee of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Science and Technology Committee (CSTIC)
Contribution of Tourism to Economic Diversification and Poverty Reduction
3 May 2017
UNCTAD Expert Group Meeting underscores the need to effectively harness the potential of tourism for economic diversification and poverty reduction in poor and vulnerable developing countries.
Press Coverage of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2013
18 Jul 2013
The Economic Development in Africa Report 2013 subtitled "Intra-African Trade: Unlocking Private Sector Dynamism" focuses on how to strengthen the private sector to boost intra-African trade. It also examines the challenges for intra-African trade posed by non-implementation of regional trade agreements and provides new insights into how to enhance implementation of existing regional agreements.
President of Trade and Development Board speaks on post-2015 development agenda
26 Apr 2013
Ambassador Mukhtar Tileuberdi (Kazakhstan), President of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Board, has told a high-level meeting in New York that UNCTAD’s theme of development-centred globalization is central to ensuring progress in the coming years.
Greater attention needed to farming sector, experts tell commodities meeting
20 Mar 2013
High prices for basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, with the complex effects that these cause on the economies of numerous poor countries, are not expected to decline any time soon, the Global Commodities Forum has been told.