COVID-19 drives large international trade declines in 2020
Services sector remains hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, dropping to levels last seen in the 1990s, nowcasts from UNCTAD's 2020 Handbook of Statistics show.
How biodiversity-friendly trade can support COVID-19 recovery
A new call to action urges countries to make BioTrade a lever for recovery and resilience in the wake of the pandemic.
Blue BioTrade project set to improve fortunes in the eastern Caribbean
The project is a point of convergence for conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, and a driver for a blue and green recovery from COVID-19.
Coronavirus will cost global tourism at least $1.2 trillion
UNCTAD estimates that for every $1 million lost in international tourism revenue, a country’s national income could drop by up to $3 million. The effects on employment could be dramatic.
Securing access to financial services for vulnerable people during COVID-19
Miho Shirotori and Bruno Antunes, UNCTAD
Environmental impacts of coronavirus crisis, challenges ahead
Written by Robert Hamwey, UNCTAD Economic Affairs Officer
Coronavirus deals severe blow to services sectors
Personal services sectors such as tourism, hospitality and retail at a standstill due to drastic measures taken in the fight against COVID-19.
COVID-19 and food security in vulnerable countries
Pamela Coke Hamilton, Director of the Division on International Trade and Commodities and Janvier Nkurunziza, Commodity Research and Analysis Section