trade and development

News in Brief 15 May 2018

  • Gaza’s medical staff ‘struggling to cope with influx of wounded’
  • Call for restraint amid escalating violence against civilians in Myanmar
  • ‘Frontier technologies’ hold promise to end poverty, claims UNCTAD
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‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women

Trade and employment laws which give women greater access to the economy across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body.

E-commerce, the revolutionary US$16 trillion industry

Online commerce is a relatively young industry and yet it is already worth more than US$ 16 trillion globally.

It could also be a major boost for least-developed countries, if handled correctly, UN experts believe.

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