The Weekly Tradecast explores how major economic events are affecting developing countries and the lives of billions of people.
As the UN prepares to mark World Environment Day, this episode of The Weekly Tradecast talks about replacing plastic with natural materials with David Vivas, an UNCTAD legal officer working on trade and environmental issues.
47. History of hunger: How the war in Ukraine is making food crises even worse in Africa and least developed countries
As the UN marks Africa Day on 25 May, this episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at the impact of the global food and energy shocks on some of the most vulnerable countries with Rolf Traeger, chief of UNCTAD’s least developed countries section.
As the UN marks World Bee Day on the 20th of May, this episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at why bees are so important to our environment and economies with UNCTAD agriculture and trade consultant Marisa Rodrigues.
This episode of the Weekly Tradecast looks at the future of energy with UNCTAD economist Claudia Contreras.
This episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at the pros and cons of big data with Shamika N. Sirimanne, director of UNCTAD’s technology and logistics division.
As many countries celebrate International Workers Day on Monday, this episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at jobs and work with UNCTAD economist Jeronim Capaldo.
As the UN marks World Creativity and Innovation Day, this episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at the creative economy with Marisa Henderson, chief of UNCTAD’s creative economy program.
This episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at our banks and how safe they are with Anastasia Nesvetailova, head of UNCTAD’s macroeconomic and development policies branch.
This week, just before the World Bank and IMF meetings to discuss the global economy, The Weekly Tradecast is looking at women and debt with UNCTAD economist Penelope Hawkins.
This episode of The Weekly Tradecast takes a step back in time with Danielle Hughes, chief of the Records Management Unit, by looking at the history of the United Nations and also how UNCTAD, the UN’s trade body, was formed.