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Experts from 51 countries complete new course on agrotech, trade and gender
24 Dec 2020
Participants learned about the benefits and risks that women face when the agricultural sector becomes more commercialized and technology intensive
Improving statistics to foster gender equality in trade
25 Nov 2020
UNCTAD and its partners embark on a project to harness data and statistics for gender-responsive trade policy.
Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous
5 Mar 2018
UNCTAD travelled to half a dozen frontier communities in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania to find out more about women living on the borderline.
At MC11, more than 70% of WTO members give political backing to role of women in trade and development
12 Dec 2017
UNCTAD among authors of framework for devising “gender responsive” trade measures supported by 119 members at World Trade Organization ministerial conference.
Making trade work better for women -- a step in the right direction
26 Oct 2017
Some recent free trade agreements are raising the profile of women's empowerment, a new UNCTAD policy brief says, but while chapters on trade and gender are a step in the right direction they remain a light component in such deals.
The Case for Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Policy
22 Jun 2017
Published by Simonetta ZarrilliChief of the Trade, Gender and Development Programme, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Women can be catalysts for trade and development – if obstacles are removed
29 Sep 2015
With more empowerment and a change in socio-cultural attitudes, women can be catalysts for trade and development. But, according to participants in a round table discussion during the sixty-second session of the Trade and Development Board, trade liberalization does not automatically benefit women and gender equality.
Looking at trade policy through a ‘gender lens’
14 Jan 2015
Why is a gender perspective important when analysing the outcomes of trade policy? A new paper by UNCTAD addresses this question, looking at the experiences of seven developing countries.
Trade liberalization brings opportunities and challenges for women in Uruguay
17 Dec 2014
UNCTAD workshop held in Montevideo considered the gender impact of Uruguay's increased primary good exports, dynamic services trade and more diverse trading partners.
Modernizing agriculture need not leave women behind, Rwanda meeting hears
25 Nov 2014
The modernization of agriculture and Rwanda's increasing integration into the world's economy can play a catalytic role in rural development and creating jobs for women, experts said at a meeting organized by UNCTAD and the Rwanda's Ministry of Trade and Industry in Kigali, Rwanda on 12 November.