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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Palais des Nations, 8-14, Av. de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10,
+41 22 917 1234, +41 22 917 0057

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.


Review of Maritime Transport 2015
The Review of Maritime Transport highlights some issues that are at the interface of maritime transport and sustainability and underscore the…


UNCTAD in the News

G6 Set For Shake-Up As CMA CGM Acquires NOL
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.
CMA CGM Confirms “Exclusive Talks” with NOL
CMA CGM has confirmed it is in “exclusive” talks with Neptune Orient Lines’ (NOL) largest shareholder, Temask, for the purchase of its…
France’s CMA CGM Tipped as Favorite in Neptune Orient Lines Bid
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…
Maersk and CMA CGM in Talks to Buy NOL
Maersk and CMA CGM are in separate talks over potentially buying Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), the Singapore-based container group has confirmed.
World’s Commercial Shipping Fleet Grew at Lowest Rate in 10 Years in 2014
Oversupply in the container shipping sector remains, Review of Maritime Transport 2015 report says.


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UNCTAD is the main U.N. body dealing with trade, investment and development issues.
UNCTAD Virtual Institute - UNCTAD Virtual Institute
Details Friday, 08 September 2017 13:32 Susana Olivares. Eighty-three academics and government officials from 47 countries successfully completed the third edition of ... | Trade and Development Report 2017
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Investment Policy Hub | UNCTAD
Discover UNCTAD’s one stop shop on all investment policy matters ranging from national and international regulation to cutting-edge publications, news and discussions.
International Investment Agreements (IIA) Navigator - UNCTAD
About. UNCTAD's Work Programme on International Investment Agreements (IIAs) actively assists policymakers, government officials and other IIA stakeholders to reform ...
International Trade Centre - ITC
SME Competitiveness Outlook 2017 – The region: A door to global trade. This year’s report focuses on regional trade, the most common form of trade for small and ...
FDI: Global FDI flows slipped 16% in 2017: UNCTAD - The ...
Global Foreign Direct Investment inflows slipped by 16% in 2017 to $1.52 trillion according to the UNCTAD’s Investment Trends Monitor. The report has attributed ...
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