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.
Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global 'megatrends' left unchecked
A report by the UN Economist Networks says climate change, inequalities, urbanization, rapid population changes and the technological revolution will shape our world over the course of this century and calls for an overhaul of the way policies are made.
Mauritius oil spill puts spotlight on ship pollution
Small island nations face an existential and developmental threat from ship-source pollution endangering their vulnerable marine ecosystems and ocean economies. An effective international legal regime can help.
COVID-19: A threat to food security in Africa
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
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.
Digitalization can help to tackle sustainable development challenges
Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Coronavirus vaccine won't protect us against climate change
Written by Robert Hamwey, Economist, and Tim Sullivan, Public Information Officer, UNCTAD