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New UNCTAD website monitors global trade and GDP in real time
4 Jul 2022
The site improves the utility and accessibility of UNCTAD’s nowcasts for the international community.
5 critical policy agendas for economic recovery in developing countries
17 Jun 2022
Experts propose bold policy ideas and innovative financing instruments to help developing countries build forward better.
UN crisis response group calls for immediate action to avert cascading impacts of war in Ukraine
13 Apr 2022
The world is on the brink of a “perfect storm” of crises, warns UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Dire consequences of the war on global food, energy and financial markets could upend billions of lives.
Ukraine war cuts global growth prospects by 1%
24 Mar 2022
UNCTAD alerts global economic growth will decrease to 2.6% from 3.6% for 2022 and that developing countries will need $310 billion to meet their external public debt service requirements this year.
How COVID-19 is changing global value chains
2 Sep 2020
Written by Piergiuseppe Fortunato, UNCTAD Economist
COVID-19 is a matter of life and debt, global deal needed
23 Apr 2020
The coronavirus pandemic hits developing countries at a time when they have already been struggling with unsustainable debt burdens for many years, as well as with rising health needs. UNCTAD calls for $1 trillion in debt relief.
UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries
30 Mar 2020
The consequences of a combined health pandemic and a global recession will be catastrophic for many developing countries and halt their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
Coronavirus: Can policymakers avert a trillion-dollar crisis?
9 Mar 2020
Downside scenario sees a $2 trillion shortfall in global income. UNCTAD calls for coordinated policymaking to prevent a global economic meltdown.
Global economic growth has peaked, set to stay at 3% in 2019-2020
21 Jan 2019
Economic prospects threatened by weak support for multilateralism, tight financial conditions and trade tensions, says new UN World Economic Situation and Prospects report.
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014: global economy is improving but remains vulnerable
24 Jan 2014
Global economic growth should increase over the next two years with continuing signs of improvement, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 (WESP) report. But, several uncertainties and downside risks continue to loom.