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Countries must forge ‘Global Blue Deal’ to protect the ocean

The ocean can provide vast opportunities for developing countries to build more innovative and resilient economies, but climate change, pollution and overfishing threaten the livelihoods of some three billion people who rely on it for food and income. That’s according to the UN Trade and Development body UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Review 2023, published on Monday, which […]

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Pamela Coke-Hamilton and Ralf Peters, UNCTAD: Export restrictions: Fighting COVID-19 with hands tied

April 28, 2020 – Written by Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director, and Ralf Peters, Chief, Trade Information Section, Division on International Trade and Commodities COVID-19 is a harsh test not only to the world’s healthcare systems, but also to our trading relationships. We are at a point where the world has already lost hundreds of thousands of […]

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Global e-commerce hits $25.6 trillion – latest UNCTAD estimates

April 27, 2020 – E-commerce sales hit $25.6 trillion globally in 2018, up 8% from 2017, according to the latest available estimates released today by the UN’s trade and development body, UNCTAD, at the start of its UNCTAD eWeek event. The online event will explore digital solutions and policies to help the world recover from the […]

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UN calls for $2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries

March 30, 2020 – With two-thirds of the world’s population living in developing countries (excluding China) facing unprecedented economic damage from the COVID-19 crisis, the UN is calling for a US$2.5 trillion package for these countries to turn expressions of international solidarity into meaningful global action. The speed at which the economic shockwaves from the […]

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