UN-established commodities fund aims to aid least developed countries

Faced with a long-term decline in agricultural commodity prices, an intergovernmental financial institution established by the United Nations said today it has given special attention in its new Five-Year Action Plan to the least developed countries which depend on agriculture for 80 per cent of their export earnings.

New UN survey shows dramatic changes in world's commodities markets

Against the backdrop of a rapidly integrating global economy, commodities markets around the world are experiencing dramatic transformations, according to a new survey released today by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).