Transport Policy and LegislationDisplaying results 1 - 10 of 33
UNCTAD set to support countries under new landmark treaty on high seas
3 Apr 2023
The agreement is a milestone towards making all ocean economic activities more sustainable, less harmful and beneficial to all.
United Nations bodies call for further action to end seafarer crisis
28 Feb 2022
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, new challenges and variants of concern like Omicron threaten to worsen the plight of the world’s seafarers, who play a vital role in global trade.
Leading the push for a sustainable ocean economy
22 Jun 2021
Policymakers and experts call on UNCTAD to play a leading role in research, finance and technical assistance to conserve and sustainably use the ocean, seas and marine resources.
Climate change impacts on seaports: A growing threat to sustainable trade and development
4 Jun 2021
Written by Regina Asariotis, Article No. 75 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°90 - Second Quarter 2021]
Facilitating crew changes and repatriation of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
2 Mar 2021
Written by Anila Premti and Regina Asariotis, Article No. 72 [UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°89 - First Quarter 2021]
Mauritius oil spill puts spotlight on ship pollution
19 Aug 2020
Small island nations face an existential and developmental threat from ship-source pollution endangering their vulnerable marine ecosystems and ocean economies. An effective international legal regime can help.
Mauritius oil spill highlights importance of adopting latest international legal instruments in the field
14 Aug 2020
Written by Regina Asariotis and Anila Premti, UNCTAD, Article No. 58 of UNCTAD Transport and Trade Facilitation Newsletter N°87 - Third Quarter 2020
Seizing the opportunity of the climate action momentum
9 Dec 2019
UNCTAD supports efforts to promote sustainability, adapt and build resilience against the climate emergency.
Global maritime trade suffers as US-China trade tensions and uncertainty take toll
30 Oct 2019
The Review of Maritime Transport 2019, released today, shows a dip in maritime trade growth. Trade policy crosscurrents, geopolitics and sanctions, environmental concerns, fuel economics and tensions involving the Strait of Hormuz – a strategic maritime chokepoint – all contributed to decelerated growth in merchandise trade.
Why the transport sector needs to adapt to climate change
10 May 2019
Following an UNCTAD expert meeting on adapting to climate change in the transport sector, held on 16 and 17 April in Geneva, Switzerland, John Dora, member of the International Organization for Standardization's climate change strategy task force, shares his perspectives on the issue.