Tag

UNCTAD

Browsing

The world’s least developed countries have the longest path to tread in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. If they are to achieve these ambitious goals, their economies will need to a profound transformation. https://youtu.be/9ocQS1Ys5WE In order to give policymakers a clearer picture of how to advance on the sustainable development path, UNCTAD has prepared a compendium of policy options, based on research over the past decade-and-a-half. It underlines that there is no single…

Originally Published on UNTAD The number of countries that depend on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, says a new UNCTAD report. UNCTAD defines a country as dependent on commodities when these account for more than 60% of its total merchandise exports in value terms. The State of Commodity Dependence Report 2019 published today shows commodity-dependent countries increased from 92 between 1998 and 2002 to 102 between 2013 and 2017. More than half of…

The United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative hosted its flagship SSE Global Dialogue in Geneva, Switzerland as part of the World Investment Forum organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  Key stakeholders from stock exchanges around the world attended this event in oder to loo over the progress that has already been made as well as shaping the future agenda for sustainability in relation to capital markets with a focus on the UN…