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.
Leading the push for a sustainable ocean economy
Policymakers and experts call on UNCTAD to play a leading role in research, finance and technical assistance to conserve and sustainably use the ocean, seas and marine resources.
Building port resilience against pandemics
UNCTAD launches a new course to help ports around the globe keep ships moving and goods flowing while protecting workers during the current and future pandemics.
Building productive capacities critical for least developed countries
COVID-19 has heightened the need to boost productive capacities for socioeconomic recovery in the world’s poorest nations.
Make trade more sustainable and inclusive, leaders say
Speakers at the UN Trade Forum call for a more coherent policy framework to ensure trade plays a bigger role in climate action, while fostering development.
Why trade must be part of the solution to biodiversity loss
Unsustainable trade is behind the biodiversity crisis threatening our existence. But done sustainably, international commerce can help protect our planet’s precious resources.
Zambia’s e-commerce firms stay the course amid pandemic
Despite COVID-19 hurdles, online businesses in Zambia are clinging to their big dreams while the government strengthens the nation’s e-commerce ecosystem.
Productive capacities index helps countries build economic resilience
A new UNCTAD tool measures countries' capacity to achieve social and economic transformation and helps track their ability to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Transforming trade, backing productive capacities is key to fixing global economy
UNCTAD Secretary-General sets down roadmap for health, productivity, prosperity and fixing a fractured global economy scarred by the coronavirus pandemic ahead of its October 2021 quadrennial conference in Barbados.