International Association of Trading Organizations for a Developing World (ASTRO)

Association internationale des organismes de commerce pour un monde en développement
Asociación Internacional de Organizaciones Comerciales para un Mundo en Desarrollo

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Founded

1984

History

1984, as International Association of State Trading Organizations of Developing Countries -- Association internationale des organismes de commerce d'Etat des pays en voie de développement -- Asociación Internacional de Organizaciones Comerciales Estatales de Paises en Desarrollo. Current name adopted 1992. First Assembly held 29-31 Oct 1984, Manila (Philippines). Commenced activities in Jan 1985.

Aims

Promote and strengthen organizational, professional expertise and entrepreneurial and managerial capabilities of trading organizations (TOs), equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter world markets with confidence; promote and facilitate trade and economic cooperation among TOs of developing and developed countries and with countries of Central and Eastern Europe, CIS and other countries in transition; exchange trade and business information; create opportunities for mutual trade; promote exchange of experience relating to international trading; enhance cross-fertilization of ideas and expansion of world trade.

Events

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Structure

Assembly (every 2 years). Executive Committee, consisting of Chairman, 3 Vice-Chairmen and 5 members. Secretariat, headed by Executive Director, assisted by Principal Adviser.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

UIA Org ID

XD7313

Last News

2008

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