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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: 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.
Special economic zones drive economic diversification in Africa
28 Sep 2021
UNCTAD brings together various stakeholders to discus how special economic zones contribute to economic diversification and sustainable development in Africa.
EU should consider trade impacts of new climate change mechanism
14 Jul 2021
The mechanism could help avoid “carbon leakage”, but its impact on climate change would be limited – only a 0.1% drop in global CO2 emissions – with higher trade costs for developing countries.
Building communities of women digital entrepreneurs
1 Jul 2021
The UNCTAD-led eTrade for Women initiative is creating regional networks to help women digital entrepreneurs access the resources needed to succeed and contribute to sustainable development.
Gender equality in poorest nations hinges on post-pandemic policy choices
8 Jun 2021
As policymakers in least developed countries address COVID-19’s social and economic consequences, they must ensure recovery efforts are gender responsive.
Why trade must be part of the solution to biodiversity loss
21 May 2021
Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources.
Women entrepreneurs changing the gender narrative against all odds
8 May 2021
A co-founder of a robotics academy in Jordan and a car shop owner in Brazil share their experiences of overcoming barriers to become successful entrepreneurs.