We monitor trends and provide evidence-based analysis to make international trade an engine for sustainable development.
Decades-old South-South trade deal offers new hope for sustainable future
Greater cooperation and policy coordination are key to reviving the landmark Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries for a greener and better tomorrow.
Commodity dependence: 5 things you need to know
Agriculture, energy and mining products underpin global trade, but too much dependence on them can leave an economy vulnerable and people poor, especially in developing countries.
Angola: Unlocking the potential of creative industries
The country’s nascent creative industries hold vast potential to help diversify its oil-dependent economy. To do so, greater investment and policy support are indispensable.
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.
Global Trade Update
World trade in fossil fuels, quantities
When the world needs less fossil fuels, we are trading them more than ever.
Mozambique’s Integration into Regional Value Chains and the Role of Women Small-Scale Cross-Border Traders
Understanding Voluntary Sustainability Standards: : A Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats Analysis
Events and meetings
3rd International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards (ICSTS)
Pullman Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi, India
UNFSS Academic Advisory Council Annual Meeting 2022: Voluntary Sustainability Standards: a SWOT Analysis
Private event. Participation by Invitation only, Belgium
Voluntary Sustainability Standards Dialogue on Sustainable Trade and Development Opportunities
Press Club, Rue Froissart 95 - 1040 Brussels, Belgium, Belgium
Documents and publications
Vanuatu Virgin Coconut Oil Export Guide
Green exports to foster sustainable development
UNCTAD/TCS/DITC/INF/2023/7 - 04 Oct 2023
Assessing cost-effectiveness of non-tariff measures: The case of the grains value chain in Barbados
UNCTAD/TCS/DITC/INF/2023/2 - 25 Jul 2023
Twin transition for global value chains: Green and digital
UNCTAD Policy Brief No. 111
UNCTAD/PRESS/PB/2023/5 - 03 Jul 2023