The World Trade Organization has today announced the initiation of the new portal which according to the WTO will facilitate progress in attaining trade- related ‘Sustainable Development Goals’.
- According to WTO, the Sustainable
Development Goals Trade Monitor was launched today at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC).
The new portal assembles the latest progress in achieving the trade-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.
The new portal which was launched on World Statistics Day, permits users to carry out customized analysis of the trade-related SDG indicators, with the motive of improving understanding of the relationship between trade and development in the SDG agenda.
WTO’ Deputy Director-General Yonov Frederick has identified the role of trade tin the attainment of the SDG goals. According to him in the last 15 years, trade has been an engine for economic growth and has increased poverty reduction gains and socio-economic development globally, especially in developing countries.
The Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Isabelle Durant also described the SDG Trade Monitor as a one-stop-shop where users can easily obtain the updated, official figures of trade-related SDG indicators.” The new portal can be accessed at https://sdgtrade.org/.