United Nations Global Supply Chain Forum

Jun 05, 2024

Current Affair 1:


The UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Government of Barbados will organize the first Global Supply Chain Forum in Barbados from 21 to 24 May 2024.

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Why this forum?

  1. Global disruptions are causing ships to spend more days at sea and emit higher levels of greenhouse gases, highlighting the growing unreliability and uncertainty of our interconnected world.
  2. Against this backdrop, UN Trade and Development Secretary spotlighted the urgent need to make global production and distribution networks more inclusive, sustainable, and resilient.
  3. The forum addressed the compounded effects of climate change, geopolitical tensions, and the COVID-19 pandemic on global supply chain.
  4. The forum highlighted the complexities and opportunities in decarbonizing global shipping, focusing on developing countries with renewable energy resources.

One of the major outcomes of the forum was the launch of the “Manifesto for Intermodal, Low-Carbon, Efficient and Resilient Freight Transport and Logistics.”

This manifesto calls for a significant transformation in freight transport to achieve global climate targets and improve socio-economic resilience, emphasizing the transition to zero-emission fuels, optimized logistics, and sustainable value chains.

A significant achievement of the forum was the launch of the UN Trade and Development Trade-and-Transport Dataset, developed in collaboration with the World Bank.

The second forum will be held in Saudi Arabia in 2026.




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