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Interagency Portal Tracks Progress on Trade-related SDGsFriday, October 23, 2020 > 11:04:50
The World Trade Organization (WTO), the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have developed an online portal that collates progress on trade-related SDGs.
The SDG Trade Monitor was launched at WTO headquarters on World Statistics Day on 20 October.
The portal aims to improve users’ understanding of the relationship between trade and sustainable development by enabling customized analysis of the trade-related SDG indicators and highlighting the latest progress in achieving the relevant SDG targets.
Speaking at the launch event, WTO Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick Agah emphasized the role of trade as “an engine for economic growth” that “has unlocked massive poverty reduction gains and socio-economic development across the globe, particularly in developing countries.” He said the multi-agency collaboration proves that “multilateral efforts in trade are possible and worthwhile.”
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