South-south trade has become an economic force to reckon with, accounting for $2 trillion dollars in world exports in 2006.
Having caught the attention of trade specialists and policy makers, UNCTAD has recently convened two events dedicated to exploring the implications of this phenomenon.
South-South Trade in Asia: the Role of Regional Trade Agreements, a preparatory meeting for UNCTAD XII, featured findings of a recent UNCTAD/Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) report.
This first video contains footage from the conference, as well as individual interviews with UNCTAD experts.
It serves as a brief introduction to the subject.
The roundtable dedicated to the "Emergence of the new South and South-South trade as a vehicle for regional and interregional integration for development" took place in April 2008 during UNCTAD's 12th Ministerial Conference.
This video features UNCTAD experts and Member State representatives reviewing the reach of South-South trade in developing countries, and the resulting challenges and benefits for development.
The full video of the roundtable is available at the UNCTAD XII website.