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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.
How to craft a strong WTO deal on fishing subsidies
19 Nov 2020
By David Vivas Eugui, Legal Officer, UNCTAD
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.
Growing plastic pollution in wake of COVID-19: how trade policy can help
27 Jul 2020
The pandemic has led to a surge in pollution from disposable products like plastic face masks and hand sanitizer bottles. Effective trade rules can help limit the spread of coronavirus waste.
Why a sustainable blue recovery is needed
21 Jul 2020
Written by Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary-General, and Dona Bertarelli, UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy
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.
COVID-19 offers opportunity to save our ocean
8 Jun 2020
The increasingly unsustainable use of marine resources for economic activities has hurt the health of our oceans, seas and coasts. Governments and businesses have the opportunity to turn the tide and make blue economy sectors more "green" in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.
Dona Bertarelli named UNCTAD special adviser for the blue economy
2 Jun 2020
The Swiss sailor, ocean conservation advocate and philanthropist will help the UN trade and development body promote the responsible use of our ocean, seas and coasts for economic growth.
COVID-19 offers opportunities to make fishing industries more sustainable
7 May 2020
The pandemic is inflicting economic and social harm on those working in fisheries sectors, but it opens a window to make seafood industries more sustainable.