international trade

Global anxiety deepens over online data and privacy protection – UN agency

Internet users worldwide are becoming more worried about their privacy online and many question the protections offered by Internet and social media companies, a new United Nations survey has found.

UN and Africa: Free Trade Area marks “giant stride forward”

The signing of the first ever Free Trade Area agreement by 44 African nations has been hailed as a “giant stride forward” by the UN. We’ll talk about what it means for the continent, and hear from the first Force Commander of the mission in Liberia as operations wrap up, together with the man responsible for the UN’s civilian protection work across South Sudan.
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Facebook privacy debate shows most countries not ready for digital economy – UN

Internet user growth is booming and with more people than ever purchasing goods and services online, protecting their privacy must be a top priority, the United Nations has said.

Hailing African free trade agreement, Guterres says UN ready to support continent’s ‘leap into history’

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the singing of a continental free trade agreement in Africa that has created one of the world’s largest trading blocs with over 50 countries.

UN chief stresses 'mutually supportive' nature of Africa's free trade and industrialization

Africa's industrial development and proposed continental free trade would complement each other, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday, marking the UN-proclaimed day for Africa's industrialization.

Industrialization can drive growth, sustainable development in Africa, stress UN officials

While much of Africa has achieved impressive economic growth, United Nations officials today encouraged countries on the continent to take further action to advance inclusive and sustainable industrial development.

Economically empowered women essential for stronger economies: ITC

Increasing women’s participation in global trade will lead to better development outcomes for families and communities.

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Put people before profits, UN urges in annual trade report

Noting that the world economy in 2017 “is picking up but not taking off,” a new United Nations trade and development report has cautioned against fiscal austerity and harnessing finance to support job creation and infrastructure investment.

Rising shipping costs set to lift global food import bill to more than $1.3 trillion – UN agency

Despite balanced global food commodity markets, shipping costs and import volumes will lift worldwide import costs to over $1.3 trillion this year, according to the latest report from the United Nations agriculture agency.

UN Assembly adopts resolution proclaiming Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa

Underlining the need for the sustainable industrialization of Africa, the United Nations General Assembly today unanimously adopted a resolution proclaiming the period 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa.