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Global trade update
Strong declaration on COVID-19 vaccines, trade, debt and climate adopted at historic UNCTAD15 conference
During the four-day conference, world leaders, ministers of trade, leading economists and heads of UN agencies and global financial institutions called for a new development model, with socioeconomic transformation and sustainability at its centre.
International trade is back, but not for all
By Alessandro Nicita, Ralf Peters and Carlos Razo, UNCTAD
Call for a global services-led transformation, community for post-pandemic recovery
Global Services Forum requests that UNCTAD provide the platform to boost dialogue and expand the services community given the power of services to unlock economic transformation and development in developing countries.
Events and meetings
Global Services Forum - Session 5: Promoting the participation of developing regions in global information and communications technology-enabled services trade
Global Services Forum - Session 4: More resilient and sustainable tourism for the post-pandemic recovery
Documents and publications
Trade agreements and trade resilience during COVID-19 pandemic
UNCTAD Research Paper No. 70 - 13 Oct 2021
Better Trade for Sustainable Development: The role of voluntary sustainability standards
Developing Countries in International Trade Studies
UNCTAD/DITC/TAB/2021/2 - 03 Sep 2021
A European Union Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism: Implications for developing countries
UNCTAD/OSG/INF/2021/2 - 14 Jul 2021