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Minding the gap to foster better trade for sustainable development
23 Aug 2021
By Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba, Niematallah E. A. Elamin and Axel Marx
For women in e-commerce, ‘entrepreneurship means freedom’
11 Aug 2021
Entrepreneurship can mean more freedom for women according to the first Latin-American advocate of eTrade for All, an initiative developed by UNCTAD to expand and promote the digital economy, especially in low and middle-income countries.
We urgently need to kickstart tourism’s recovery but COVID-19 crisis offers an opportunity to rethink it
3 Aug 2021
By Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD
Businesses in Nepal tap e-commerce opportunities amid pandemic
28 Jul 2021
Government reforms and initiatives in response to an UNCTAD assessment of the Himalayan nation’s eTrade readiness have allowed businesses to capitalize on COVID-19-induced online opportunities.
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.
Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism
30 Jun 2021
Economic losses are mounting in developing countries due to the absence of widespread COVID-19 vaccinations.
Global e-commerce partnership gains two new members
22 Jun 2021
The British Standards Institution and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East-Asia have joined the eTrade for all initiative.
Sweden contributes $480,000 to UNCTAD's work on e-commerce
26 May 2021
The funds will help the organization enhance developing countries’ capacity to participate in the digital economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.