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Trading into Sustainable Development: Trade, Market Access, and the Sustainable Development Goals
UNCTAD, 2016
by: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) suggest that countries achieve sustainable development in all three dimensions, that is, economic, social and environmental, simultaneously. In this context, international trade is expected to play its role as a means of implementation for the achievement of the SDGs. “Means of implementation” include factors that facilitate countries’ progress towards the achievement of sustainable development, such as public and private financial resources, capacity‐building, and transfer of environmentally sound technologies.

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