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Pages tagged with Trade

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CEB: Statement of the Chief Executives Board for Coordination on the multilateral round of negotiations under the Doha Development Agenda and the sixth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference (Hong Kong, China, 13-18 December 2005) 23.02.2017

We, the Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system, reconfirm our support for the Doha Development Round, which has placed development at the heart of the multilateral trading system. We are resolved to work closely with the World Trade Organization to ensure the success of its forthcoming Ministerial Conference in Hong Kong, China, as a stepping stone towards the conclusion of the round in 2006.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is unique in the range and coverage of its structures and mandates and in the diversity of the means of action that are at its disposal. These characteristics can be a unique source of strength in addressing the increasingly complex and interrelated challenges that the international community is facing.

CEB: Aid-for-trade 23.02.2017

The Hong Kong Ministerial Declaration created a new WTO aid-for-trade work programme to complement the conclusion of the Doha Development Round. WTO had, in that regard, been mandated to monitor and evaluate aid-for-trade so as to create more incentives through greater transparency in honouring commitments, meeting needs, improving effectiveness and reinforcing mutual accountability. With the onset of the implementation phase of that initiative, the full involvement of the United Nations system was required.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Over the 2006/07 period, CEB addressed a number of emerging and important programme issues with system-wide implications. Those included issues that required the development of a coordinated response from the United Nations, such as international migration and development, the midterm review of the Brussels Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries, and the cross-cutting issue of employment and decent work.

CEB: Trade capacity-building 23.02.2017

The Chief Executives Board considered the issue of trade capacity-building in the context of Trade Capacity-Building: Inter-Agency Resource Guide, a publication that was developed by the High-Level Committee on Programmes task force on economic development under the leadership of UNIDO. The guide is available online at the following URL: http://www.unido.org/en/doc/86537.

CEB: Aid for trade 23.02.2017

The Board considered the contribution that it could make to the aid-for-trade agenda. The Board was of the view that the United Nations system could help to facilitate the mainstreaming of aid-for-trade into national development strategies, given the work of the United Nations system in trade and its presence on the ground. The Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), at the CEB session of April 2007, suggested creating a CEB cluster on trade and productive capacity.

CEB: Emerging issues on the Chief Executives Board agenda 23.02.2017

The Board reviewed the emerging global food price challenge and agreed on a common strategy in support of developing country governance to confront the crisis. CEB was of the view that the multifaceted challenge needed to be addressed in the short, medium and long term. The United Nations system would, in the short to medium term, cooperate in crisis response, development of emergency safety nets and social protection for the most vulnerable, and on rapid employment and income-generation programmes.

CEB: Other programme matters 23.02.2017

Employment toolkit; United Nations system action plan for the further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries during the period 2007 2010; Aid for trade; Peacebuilding; Disaster reduction; Rights of persons with disabilities; UN-Energy, UN-Water and UN-Oceans; Trade capacity-building.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

While Chief Executives Board considered a number of substantive programme issues during the reporting period, the issues of climate change and support to development in Africa featured high on the Board’s agenda. The nature and scope of those issues require that they be addressed through a coordinated and sustained effort that CEB is well positioned to provide.

CEB: Box 2.24: Cooperation on commodities 23.02.2017

The International Task Force on Commodities provides a comprehensive and systematic consultative framework, which enables the sharing of information and the use of complementary expertise among key actors involved in reviewing the commodity situation and in operating commodity markets.

CEB: Box 2.23: The Doha Development Agenda 23.02.2017

At the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar, in November 2001, Trade Ministers adopted a Ministerial Declaration setting out a broad work programme for the WTO for the coming years. Known as the Doha Development Agenda,...

CEB: Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo 23.02.2017

Ambassador Azevêdo holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Brasilia and in international relations from the Intstituto Rio Branco, the graduate school of international relations and diplomacy run by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. He joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1984.

His first diplomatic posting was to Washington in 1988. He subsequently served in the Brazilian embassy in Montevideo before being assigned to the Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva in 1997.

CEB: Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi 27.02.2017

Mukhisa Kituyi, of Kenya, who became UNCTAD's seventh Secretary-General on 1 September 2013, has an extensive background as an elected official, an academic, and a holder of high government office. He also has wide-ranging experience in trade negotiations, and in African and broader international economics and diplomacy.

HLCP: Trade 23.02.2017

The Trade Initiative monitors trade and investment developments to counter protectionism; regularly convene relevant stakeholders and prepare periodic reports on the situation of trade finance markets to foster transparency and best practices and ensure delivery of commitments.

Documents tagged with Trade

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CEB: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 23.02.2017
HLCP: Report of 1st Session (February 2001, Vienna) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed included: Follow-up to the Millennium Summit: Poverty eradication and development; Africa; The global agenda/global public goods; Review of Administrative Committee on Coordination machinery...

CEB: Trade 23.02.2017

International trade is being seriously affected by falling income and decreasing demand, in particular in developed countries. Global trade negotiations are stalled and protectionism is looming. Protectionist moves could trigger a retaliatory spiral which could exacerbate the downward cycle. Resisting protectionism and avoiding an aggravation of the current crisis is an imperative today.

Bookmarks tagged with Trade

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World Trade Report 2012 15.06.2016

Regulatory measures for trade in goods and services raise new and pressing challenges for international cooperation in the 21st century. The World Trade Report 2012 examines why governments use these non-tariff measures and to what extent such measures may distort international trade.

Direct access: World Trade Report 2012
WTO on Google+ 23.02.2017
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Regional trade agreements information system 15.06.2016

This database contains information on only those agreements that have either been notified, or for which an early announcement has been made, to the WTO.

Direct access: Regional trade agreements
International trade and market access data 15.06.2016

WTO International Trade and Market Access Data

Direct access: International trade and market access
UPU Annual Report 23.02.2017

Established in 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU), with its headquarters in the Swiss capital Berne, is the second oldest international organization worldwide. With its 192 member countries, the UPU is the primary forum for cooperation between postal sector players. It  helps to ensure a truly universal network of up-to-date products and services. In this way, the organization fulfils an advisory, mediating and liaison role, and provides technical assistance where needed.

Direct access: UPU Annual Report
Unctadstat Databases 15.06.2016

Unctadstat Databases

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Trade profiles 15.06.2016

The Trade Profiles provide standard information on the structural trade situation and trade policy measures of members, observers and other selected economies. The profiles are complemented with general macroeconomic indicators.

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Tariff profiles 15.06.2016

Data are presented for each economy with disaggregations by sector and duty ranges.Summary tables (available only for download) facilitate cross-country comparisons.The tariff statistics include calculated Ad-valorem equivalents for non-Ad-valorem duties.

Direct access: Tariff profiles
UNCTAD News page 23.02.2017
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WTO News page 23.02.2017
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ITC News page 23.02.2017
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United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) 23.02.2017
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UNCTAD: Technology and Innovation Report 2012 23.02.2017

UNCTAD’s Technology and Innovation Report 2012 focuses on how South-South collaboration can help address key capacity questions faced by developing countries. The information and analysis contained in this report mark a welcome contribution to the efforts now getting under way to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals and to outline a post-2015 development agenda.

Direct access: UNCTAD: Technology and Innovation Report 2012
WTO: Aid for Trade 23.02.2017

Aid for Trade helps developing countries, and particularly least developed countries, trade. Many developing countries face a range of supply-side and trade-related infrastructure obstacles which constrains their ability to engage in international trade.

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International Trade Centre (ITC) 15.06.2016
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CEB: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 15.06.2016
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CEB: World Trade Organization (WTO) 15.06.2016
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CEB: Universal Postal Union (UPU) 15.06.2016

Universal Postal Union

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UNCTAD Annual Report 23.02.2017

The UNCTAD Annual Report 2014 The year 2014 was special as UNCTAD marked the fiftieth anniversary of its establishment. In 1964, when trade and economic relations showed a sharp divide between the North and the South, UNCTAD became the global forum where countries – developed and developing – put on the table economic and social issues of national, regional and global concern.

Direct access: UNCTAD Annual Report
UNIDO Annual Report 20.03.2017

UNIDO Annual Report 2014

Direct access: UNIDO Annual Report
WTO Annual Report 20.03.2017

The Report begins with a message from WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo.

Direct access: WTO Annual Report

Agencies tagged with Trade

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International Trade Centre 18.10.2016

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint technical cooperation agency of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the World Trade Organization (WTO). ITC improves small business export success in developing countries by providing, with partners, sustainable and inclusive trade development solutions to exporters, trade support institutions and policy-makers.

CEB: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 14.10.2016

UNCTAD promotes the integration of developing countries into the world economy. Its work aims to help shape policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.

CEB: World Trade Organization 14.10.2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

CEB: Universal Postal Union 28.07.2016

The Universal Postal Union (UPU) was established by the Berne Treaty of 1874 and became a specialised agency of the UN in 1948. Article 1 of the Vienna Constitution 1964 states that the aim of the Union is to secure the organisation and improvements of postal services, promote the development of international collaboration and undertake, as far as possible, technical assistance in postal matters requested by members countries. To this end, the countries that have adopted the Constitution comprise a single postal territory.

Actions tagged with Trade

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CEB: Action on Aid-for-Trade initiatives 23.02.2017

Executive Bios tagged with Trade

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CEB: Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo 23.02.2017

Ambassador Azevêdo holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Brasilia and in international relations from the Intstituto Rio Branco, the graduate school of international relations and diplomacy run by the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations. He joined the Brazilian Foreign Service in 1984.

His first diplomatic posting was to Washington in 1988. He subsequently served in the Brazilian embassy in Montevideo before being assigned to the Permanent Mission of Brazil in Geneva in 1997.

CEB: Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi 27.02.2017

Mukhisa Kituyi, of Kenya, who became UNCTAD's seventh Secretary-General on 1 September 2013, has an extensive background as an elected official, an academic, and a holder of high government office. He also has wide-ranging experience in trade negotiations, and in African and broader international economics and diplomacy.