24 de Septiembre, 2014
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Escrito por NCID

The Navarra Center for International Development (NCID) has recently included a new Occasional Paper titled "Global Trade Opportunities and Sustainable Development Goals" by Santiago Fernández de Córdoba economist at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Non-Resident Fellow of the NCID and, David Vanzetti, visiting fellow at the Australia National University. 

The paper derives from discussions being held at the UNCTAD’s Ad-Hoc Expert Meeting on “Enhancing the role of international trade in the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, (9th and 10th of December 2013) and at UNCTAD’s First, Second and Third Geneva Dialogue on Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is getting closer, various institutions from governments to research centers try to shape the Agenda Post-2015. "The United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda seeks to deepen and extend efforts pursuant to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), while the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) called for in the Rio+20 Conference, aims to advance principles for sustainable development adopted at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit and promulgated through Agenda 21", states the Occasional Paper.

As both authors conclude trade liberalisation is a two-edged sword. "Like a new road into a remote village, integration can also bring in competition as well as market access. In spite of possible negative consequences, integrating into larger markets, whether domestically though improved infrastructure, or internationally through reductions in trade costs, is generally regarded as the key to economic growth".