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01 Jun 2018 description

Les images de milliers de jeunes Africains se noyant dans la Méditerranée, après avoir été poussés par la pauvreté et la guerre à quitter leur pays et avoir été attirés à l'étranger par l'espoir de trouver un emploi, ont nourri l'idée trompeuse que les migrations étaient plus un mal qu'un bien pour le continent africain.

31 May 2018 description

Images of thousands of African youth drowning in the Mediterranean, propelled by poverty or conflict at home and lured by the hope of jobs abroad, have fed a misleading narrative that migration from Africa harms rather than helps the continent. The latest edition of the UNCTAD flagship Economic Development in Africa Report takes aim at this preconceived notion and assesses the evidence to identify policy pathways that harness the benefits of African migration and mitigate its negative effects.

05 Feb 2018 description

Promises to world’s poorest need to be kept to stop massive inequalities, new trends show

UNCTAD analysis shows that development indicators for the 47 least developed countries are trending downward, raising the alarm for the international community

Economic development in the world’s most-disadvantaged countries – mostly in sub-Saharan Africa – is stalling against the background of a lukewarm global recovery, risking widening inequality, new analysis from UNCTAD has revealed.

29 Jan 2018 description

Key points

• The increasingly frequent occurrence of natural disasters due to climate change put the debt sustainability and socioeconomic stability of vulnerable developing countries at risk.

• The international community should review and enhance the tools available to such countries to maintain debt sustainability and mobilize resources for climate change adaptation and developmental transformation.

16 Dec 2016 description

Poverty Trap Leaves Least Developed Countries Ever Further Behind

Global development goal will be missed without stronger international support

Global poverty is increasingly concentrated among a group of 48 countries, which are falling further behind the rest of the world in terms of economic development, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday by UNCTAD.

25 Nov 2015 description
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Report proposes solution to failure of rural development behind poverty-driven migration from world’s poorest countries

UNCTAD puts forward new road map for transforming rural economies and eradicating rural poverty

UNCTAD/PRESS/PR/2015/039

Geneva, Switzerland, (25 November 2015)

18 Sep 2013 description

Farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more locally focused production and consumption of food, a new UNCTAD report recommends.

24 Apr 2012 description

TAD/2054

(Received from a UN Information Officer.)

DOHA, QATAR, 23 April — Change in favour of equitable and sustainable development in the Arab world and around the globe must be achieved by women working side by side with men at all levels, Qatar Museums Authority Chairperson Sheikha Al Mayyasa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said today as the Thirteenth Ministerial Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) held a high-level event on “Women in Development”.

02 Dec 2011 description

Over the years aid has been provided to address a variety of problems. There are grounds for both satisfaction and disappointment though generally aid sceptics have failed to prove their case. Still, there is a need for a new international architecture for aid that ensures that official development assistance (ODA) better complements national resource mobilization efforts, helping to fill the gap between domestic savings and the volume of investment required to meet national development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

01 Dec 2010 description

For a large number of developing countries, agriculture remains the single most important sector. Climate change has the potential to damage irreversibly the natural resource base on which agriculture depends, with grave consequences for food security in developing countries. However, agriculture is the sector that has the potential to transcend from being a problem to becoming an essential part of the solution to climate change provided there is a more holistic vision of food security, climate-change adaptation and mitigation as well as agriculture's pro-poor development contribution.

01 May 2010 description

UNCTAD's Technology and Innovation Report 2010 focuses on the technological challenges that small-holder farmers in developing countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa, face in increasing agricultural productivity. It outlines the agricultural sector's challenges and the roles of technology and innovation in raising production and the income of small-holder farmers. And it describes readily available technologies that can be applied now to improve soils, manage water shortages and resist drought.

01 Nov 2009 description

The paper concludes that the prospect of high and sustained commodity prices provides indeed a historical opportunity for some of the poorest developing countries, many of which continue to be characterized by a strong dependence on commodities, to develop and benefit from the commodity economy. Yet, to minimize associated threats and size upon this opportunity is not an automatic process. To minimize threats, requires active social policies; to size opportunities demands active economic policies.

22 Oct 2009 description

Geneva, 22 October 2009 - Since 2003, mobile phone subscriptions have grown faster in Africa than in any other region of the world, UNCTAD=B4s Information Economy Report 2009: Trends and Outlook in Turbulent Times notes. There are now more than 10 times as many mobile subscriptions as fixed lines in Africa, and more than 20 times as many in Sub-Saharan Africa.

05 Oct 2009 description

TD/B/C.II/MEM.2/5

Trade and Development Board
Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission
Multi-year Expert Meeting on International Cooperation:
South-South Cooperation and Regional Integration
Second session

01 Oct 2009 description

The Information Economy Report 2009: Trends and Outlook in Turbulent Times is the fourth in a series published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The report is one of the few publications to monitor global trends in information and communication technologies (ICTs) as they affect developing countries. It serves as a valuable reference for policymakers in those nations. It gives special attention to the impact of the global financial crisis on ICTs.

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01 Sep 2009 description

World foreign direct investment flows fell moderately in 2008 following a five-year period of uninterrupted growth, in large part as a result of the global economic and financial crisis. While developed economies were initially those most affected, the decline has now spread to developing countries, with inward investment in most countries falling in 2009 too. The decline poses challenges for many developing countries, as FDI has become their largest source of external financing. The impact is analysed in detail in the first part of this his year's World Investment Report.

01 Jul 2009 description

En el Informe sobre los Países Menos Adelantados 2009 se expone cómo el impacto de la crisis económica mundial en los países menos adelantados (PMA) es probablemente tan grande que ya no es posible seguir "como si nada". Se ha hecho necesario reconsiderar el paradigma del desarrollo. La propia magnitud de la crisis muestra tanto la necesidad de un cambio como su oportunidad.

01 Jul 2009 description

D'après le Rapport 2009 sur les pays les moins avancés, la crise économique mondiale devrait avoir, dans les pays les moins avancés (PMA), des conséquences telles qu'il ne sera plus possible «de faire comme avant». Il faudra repenser le modèle de développement. L'ampleur de la crise à la fois impose et permet le changement. Pour faire face aux incidences de la crise dans les PMA, il faudra concevoir des mesures novatrices et éclairées.