Trade and Development Report

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News:The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development(UNCTAD) has released its updated Trade and Development Report.

Facts:

  • The Trade and Development Report (TDR) is issued every year since 1981.
  • Aim: To analyse current economic trends and major policy issues of international concern and make suggestions for addressing these issues at various levels.

Additional Facts:

UNCTAD:

  • It is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964.
  • It is part of the UN Secretariat and also the United Nations Development Group(UNDP).
  • It reports to the UN General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council but has its own membership, leadership, and budget.
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland 
  • Reports:
    • The Trade and Development Report 
    • The World Investment Report 
    • Technology and Innovation Report
    • Digital Economy Report