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Trade data for 2020 confirm growing importance of digital technologies during COVID-19
27 Oct 2021
ICT services grew to almost 14% of total services’ exports worldwide in 2020, while the long-term upward trend in digitally deliverable services trade rapidly accelerated.
COVID-19 recovery must change the investment game, says UNCTAD chief
19 Oct 2021
Governments need to create pro-investment environments for business models that integrate social, environmental and health imperatives, world investment forum hears.
Strong declaration on COVID-19 vaccines, trade, debt and climate adopted at historic UNCTAD15 conference
11 Oct 2021
During the four-day conference, world leaders, ministers of trade, leading economists and heads of UN agencies and global financial institutions called for a new development model, with socioeconomic transformation and sustainability at its centre.
UNCTAD15: Policies are critical to harnessing frontier technologies for good
8 Oct 2021
Good policy choices and actions will make the difference in steering technological change towards economic recovery and development outcomes that leave no one behind.
UNCTAD15: An urgent call for action to avoid global failure
5 Oct 2021
World leaders say inaction over the climate crisis, COVID-19 and the plight of the world’s most vulnerable is at our own peril. Action must incorporate trade’s best aspects.
Stop food waste to fight hunger and protect the planet
29 Sep 2021
Around one third of the food produced is never eaten, even as 10% of the world population faces hunger each day. The resources used, including water, land and energy, also go to waste.
UNCTAD calls on countries to make digital data flow for the benefit of all
29 Sep 2021
A new approach is needed for countries to better harness data as a global public good.
Inequalities threaten wider divide as digital economy data flows surge
29 Sep 2021
Large power imbalances stalk the growing digital economy as major platforms reinforce their positions in the global data value chain.
Switzerland commits $4.4 million for UNCTAD’s e-commerce and digital economy work
14 Sep 2021
The funds will support activities that can enable more countries to engage in and benefit from the evolving digital economy.