New portal tracks trade’s contribution to sustainable development

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Centre (ITC), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) kicked off the SDG Trade Monitor which provides a one-stop-shop for users to obtain updated and disaggregated official data on global trade’s contribution to the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). The web-based database is designed to help government policymakers and analysts conduct customised analysis using official trade-related SDG indicators and other complementary measures to assess trade’s contribution under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ‘To design the right policies, we need data and information, and we need to make the best use of the expertise we can offer together,’ highlighted the UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant.