COVID-19: UNCTAD warns of ‘lost decade’ if countries adopt austerity
UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2020 says coordinated public action is urgently needed for a better economic recovery.
Bold public spending only way to recover better from COVID-19
Raising wages, squeezing corporate rents key to recovery from COVID-19
UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2020 warns that the global economy has grown more fragile, marred by deeper inequalities.
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.
UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries
End austerity – and kickstart Martin Luther King’s revolution of values
Richard Kozul-Wright, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD
Sovereign debt crises more likely, new mechanisms needed
The world needs a new mechanism to deal with sovereign debt crises, which represent a growing danger to the economic stability of many developing countries.
Emerging debt crises pose a threat to the new global development agenda, follow-up to UN resolution needed
A round table discussion warns of new debt crises and the challenges these will pose to the Sustainable Development Goals if the world does not agree on a new, more effective legal mechanism to restructure sovereign debt. Civil society urges UNCTAD to continue its work on the issue.