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.
Precautionary principle: UNCTAD’s quadrennial conference postponed amid COVID-19 rebound
UNCTAD Secretary-General and Barbados Prime Minister committed to an in-person meeting of nations in October 2021 in Bridgetown for UNCTAD15.
Life after lockdown: Rebuilding tourism globally, sustainably
The global tourism standstill due to COVID-19 has cost the sector dearly, especially in countries heavily reliant on it, like small island nations. A new UN report maps how tourism could be rebuilt.
Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery
UNCTAD15, the UN trade and development body's fifteenth quadrennial conference, will take place under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” as the world seeks solutions for a global new normal.
Barbados leader urges moral leadership to tackle climate crisis
The world is doing far too little for small island states on the frontlines of the climate emergency. Now is the time to turn the corner.
Barbados and UAE to host major UNCTAD events in 2020
Barbados and the United Arab Emirates have joined forces to co-host major UNCTAD events in 2020.
Civil society united in call for a stronger UNCTAD
Civil society organizations urged Governments to strengthen the mandate of the UNCTAD, including on tax issues and trade imbalances, and commended the United Nations body for having been the first to warn about the global financial crisis.