31 Jan 2024 - Report highlights unprecedented level of destruction of the economy of Gaza, which will take tens of billions USD and decades to reverse
26 Jan 2024 - UNCTAD raises alarms on escalating disruptions to global trade due to the geopolitical tensions and climate change affecting the world’s key trade routes
07 Nov 2023 - UNCTAD urges the global financial system to address pressing development and climate finance needs of least developed countries
The Weekly Tradecast
This episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at the impact of the Israel-Gaza crisis on the Palestinian economy with UNCTAD economist Rami Alazzeh.
Gaza: Unprecedented destruction will take tens of billions of dollars and decades to reverse
31 Jan 2024
The report quantifies GDP loss, recovery timelines and the enduring effects on poverty and household expenditure, painting a daunting picture of the development challenges ahead.
Roadmap for trade single windows: UNCTAD helps countries cut red tape, costs and emissions
29 Jan 2024
The roadmap offers a blueprint for setting up a sustainable and efficient one-stop shop for trade procedures in line with national needs.
Intellectual property: A potential game-changer for least developed countries
29 Jan 2024
Intellectual property rights are not distant, lofty ideals, but tangible tools in the hands of the world’s most vulnerable economies striving for development and progress.
Rebeca Grynspan of Costa Rica is the first woman and Central American to serve as UNCTAD’s secretary-general. Ms. Grynspan is a renowned advocate of human development, who has helped to focus the world’s attention on relevant issues such as the reduction of inequality and poverty, gender equality, South-South cooperation as a tool for development, and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, among others. A former vice president of Costa Rica, Ms. Grynspan joins UNCTAD from the Ibero-American Conference where she also led the organization as secretary-general.