Trade And Development Report 2023

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Trade And Development Report 2023
Despite anticipated “soft landing” of the US economy, UNCTAD warns of stalling and divergent global growth

Geneva, Switzerland, 2 October 2023

World economic growth is projected to slow in 2023 with few signs of a rebound next year. Institutional reforms of the global financial architecture, more pragmatic policies to tackle inflation, inequality and sovereign debt as well as stronger oversight of key markets are needed.

Hybrid Press Conference

Publication of the Trade and Development Report 2023

Embargo until Wednesday, 4 October 2023 at 12 (noon) Geneva time


  • Rebeca Grynspan, UNCTAD Secretary General
  • Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies

Date/time:  Wednesday, 4 October 2023 at 10:30 a.m. (Geneva time)

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UNCTAD is the UN’s leading institution dealing with trade and development. It is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964.

UNCTAD is part of the UN Secretariat and has a membership of 195 countries, one of the largest in the UN system. UNCTAD supports developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively.

We provide economic and trade analysis, facilitate consensus-building and offer technical assistance to help developing countries use trade, investment, finance and technology for inclusive and sustainable development.


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