We promote gender mainstreaming as a key element to achieving inclusive and sustainable development.
Supporting post-COVID-19 recovery among African cross-border traders
UNCTAD equips 300 women small-scale traders in five countries with greater knowledge of trade rules, customs procedures and entrepreneurship skills.
Training opens new horizons for women in ports
UNCTAD's TrainForTrade port management programme increases women's participation in leadership roles in ports, promoting gender equality in the industry.
Small-scale woman trader keeps cross-border business afloat amid COVID-19
Empowered by UNCTAD’s training, she endured pandemic-induced disruptions with persistence, hard work and business acumen, emerging stronger from the crisis.
Cross-border trade in the pre- and post-pandemic environment: Evidence from Malawi, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia
Events and meetings
Sub-regional workshop: Global initiative towards post-Covid-19 resurgence of the MSME sector - Women in informal and small-scale cross-border trade
Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania
Training workshop for women small-scale and informal cross-border traders in Botswana
Documents and publications
Women in informal cross-border trade in Zambia: A small-scale trader’s guide to trade rules and procedures
07 Jul 2022
Women in informal cross-border trade in Malawi: A small-scale trader’s guide to trade rules and procedures
07 Jul 2022
Looking at the trade and gender nexus from a development perspective: A brief overview
Concepts, definitions and analytical frameworks
UNCTAD/DITC/2021/2 - 20 Apr 2022
Neutral policies, uneven impacts: Non-tariff measures through a gender lens
UNCTAD/DITC/TAB/2022/1 - 23 Mar 2022