UNCTAD ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF PORTS AND THEIR FUTURE

The work of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the field of ports started soon after its establishment in 1964 as a result of a common measure of understanding on shipping questions. It resulted in a three-pronged effort in research, training, and technical assistance, carried by the secretariat in close collaboration with the industry. Technical publications were published and are widely used by practitioners throughout the world. Port managers and government officials responsible for ports in developing countries were the beneficiaries of large-scale training programs. Technical assistance to improve port services was conducted in several developing countries. During the 1990s, new mandates were agreed upon in the field of transport in which ports are not explicitly mentioned. This paper argues that the stakes in ports are so vital for trading countries, notably those seeking accelerated economic development, that a broad interpretation of the current mandate is needed.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • Canamero, C
  • Publication Date: 2000-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00788846
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRS-57-95-G00064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2000 12:00AM