Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries
The Global Commodities Forum 2021 tackles the many facets of commodity dependence and the vulnerabilities of countries whose economies rely on primary goods exports.
New gamified digital tool showcases UNCTAD’s work on global goals
The Wheel of Purpose is an online educational tool for people to quickly and easily learn about different areas of the UN trade body’s work on sustainable development.
UNCTAD15 registration is now open
The event is the UN’s first major conference on trade and development amid the coronavirus pandemic and will help shape policy responses for a better recovery from COVID-19.
More than 100 countries depend on commodity exports
Heavy dependence on commodities has increased globally, leaving about two-thirds of developing countries vulnerable to economic shocks such as sharp commodity price fluctuations.
UNCTAD launches open call for photos to shape trade, development narrative
A bold UN photo exhibition calls on the world’s photographers to share their images of trade’s positive impact and how it can help promote sustainable development and tackle global inequalities and vulnerability.
Economies in Latin America and the Caribbean urged to boost resilience to shocks following commodity price hikes
Between the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and mid-2021, commodity prices increased across the region, with varied impacts on countries.
How Brazilian youth are supercharging sustainable development
Youth Action Hub Curitiba, part of the UNCTAD Youth Network, harnesses the potential of Brazilian youth to help accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Vulnerable countries need help to adjust to carbon cuts in maritime transport
Technical and financial assistance to poorer nations will help alleviate the costs of a planned transition to low-carbon shipping.
World must strike right balance between ocean protection and production
Five key messages from UNCTAD Special Adviser for the Blue Economy Dona Bertarelli on why the ocean needs protection more than ever, so it can continue to offer food and livelihoods to 3 billion people.