About the book
Part one: Trade and Development: Trends, Needs and Policies, presents the second series of papers prepared for discussion at the second session (May–June 1963) of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, to be convened in 1964. These papers addressed the broad issue of trade as an instrument for economic development of the developing countries. Part two: Current Economic Developments, highlights the fairly vigorous pace of world economic growth in 1963 and early 1964, which has been more widespread among countries and more uniform among the major regions than in previous years. The primary producing countries as a whole benefited from the strengthening of world commodity markets and from better terms of trade. Part two contains an annex that summarizes the changes in the world primary commodity situation during the period 1962/63-1963/64.