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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, which is governed by its 194 member States, is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade – the main driver of development.

Its work can be summed up in three words: think, debate, and deliver.

Reflection on development is at the heart of UNCTAD’s work. It produces often-innovative analyses that form the basis for recommendations to economic policymakers. The aim is to help them take informed decisions and promote the macroeconomic policies best suited to ending global economic inequalities and to generating people-centered sustainable development.


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The Review of Maritime Transport highlights some issues that are at the interface of maritime transport and sustainability and underscore the role of maritime transport in helping implement a workable international sustainable development agenda.




UNCTAD in the News

Amazon.com Inc's China arm has registered as an ocean freight forwarder, according to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, a move that will give it more control over shipping products from Chinese factories to U.S. shoppers. (January 15, 2016)

French container line CMA CGM has offered to acquire Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines for S$3.4bn ($2.4bn) in cash, enhancing its position on strategic trades such as the US, intra-Asia and Japan, and forming a larger entity that will own the world’s third-largest container shipping fleet. (December 07, 2015)

CMA CGM has confirmed it is in “exclusive” talks with Neptune Orient Lines’ (NOL) largest shareholder, Temask, for the purchase of its APL container liner business. (November 23, 2015)

Shipper Neptune Orient Lines was trading 6.6% higher at $1.135 a share, outperforming the broader index's 0.8% gain, following news overnight that CMA CGM SA, the French container transportation and shipping company, is emerging as an early favorite to buy the company. (November 17, 2015)

Maersk and CMA CGM are in separate talks over potentially buying Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the Singapore-based container group has confirmed. (November 11, 2015)

Trends
Oversupply in the container shipping sector remains, Review of Maritime Transport 2015 report says. (October 18, 2015)



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STATISTICS. Statistics is an inherent part of UNCTAD. Being the United Nations’ focal point for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the ...
Trade and Development Report 2017: Beyond Austerity. The global economy appears stuck on its path to recovery. This new UNCTAD report sets out an ambitious ...
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ... International Trade Centre; UNCTAD: Time to Lead (Focus on the Global South) Global Policy Forum – UNCTAD;
While developing countries as a whole have become the key driving force behind global trade dynamics in the 2000s, ... UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2011, ...
4th Global Review of Aid for Trade; UNCTAD ... partner countries and trade development strategies must have detailed statistical information on international trade ...
Joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations, acting as the development partner for small business export success, helping developing and ...
The distance-learning course on Trade in Service Statistics organized by WTO and UNCTAD from 18th September to 27th November 2017, response to several demands for ...
UNCTADstat gives access to more than 150 indicators and statistical time series. Most of the time series cover long periods, with some dating back to 1948, for almost ...
Global Policy Forum is a policy watchdog that follows the work of the United Nations. We promote accountability and citizen participation in decisions on peace and ...
Established in 1964, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the ...
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