Canada funds participation of least developed countries in UNCTAD15
The funding will make the conference more inclusive and enhance the ownership and practical value of the negotiated UNCTAD15 outcome.
Why gender matters in trade facilitation reform
What would you do to make a sale? Some women cross-border traders in Africa navigate corruption, outsmart tricksters and thieves, and even cross crocodile-infested waters to do so. UNCTAD explores how to overcome these barriers.
COVID-19 recovery: Civil society voices more crucial than ever
Now more than ever, civil society groups should define what the recovery from the coronavirus should look like and who it should serve.
Boosting productive capacities only hope for least developed countries post COVID-19
Without better state capacity – ability to accomplish policy goals – the world’s poorest countries will remain on the margins of the global economy.
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.
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.