The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes international trade as an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, and an important means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SDG Indicators linked to Trade
UNCTAD, together with ITC and WTO, provides and updates the trade-related Global Indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely of the SDG targets 17.10, 17.11, and 17.12.
Stakeholders from the coconut, cocoa and sandalwood sectors participated in a National Stakeholder Workshop sponsored by Vanuatu’s Department of Industry and UNCTAD to assess progress made to advance the development of these sectors and to officially launch two UNCTAD projects; one to construct a Market Information Service, and another to assist producers to achieve certification with Voluntary Sustainability Standards.
Monitoring the trade-related commitments on Financing for Development
As a major institutional stakeholder for Financing for Development, UNCTAD contributes to the monitoring and the review of the implementation of the outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development - the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.
The Addis Ababa Action Agenda recognizes international trade as an engine for inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction, and an important means to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNCTAD, in close collaboration with WTO, provides analysis and policy recommendations and comprehensive statistical monitoring of international trade in the implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.