International Trade Centre (ITC)

Centre du commerce international
Centro de Comercio Internacional

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History

Mar 1964, Geneva (Switzerland), by General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Sponsored jointly by GATT and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Jan 1968, following decisions taken by the General Assembly of United Nations (UN) and the GATT Council to combine the resources and activities of both bodies in the field of export promotion. Formally recognized, Dec 1974, as a joint subsidiary organ of GATT and the United Nations, the latter acting through UNCTAD. Since 1973, recognized by United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) as the focal point in United Nations System for technical cooperation in trade promotion. Became an executing agency of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1984. Originally referred to as International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT -- Centre du commerce international CNUCED/GATT -- Centro de Comercio Internacional UNCTAD/GATT. Subsequently changed title to International Trade Centre UNCTAD/WTO -- Centre du commerce international CNUCED/OMC -- Centro de Comercio Internacional UNCTAD/OMC, 1 Jan 1995, since which time jointly operated by World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations, the latter continuing to act through UNCTAD. Previously also known under the acronym CCI.

Aims

Foster sustainable economic development and contribute to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for sustainable development in developing countries and transition economies through trade and international business development.

Future Events

Past Events(1)

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Activities

Guidance/assistance/consulting; advocacy/lobbying/activism; financial and/or material support.

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 35 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 194 countries
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Subjects *

  • Commerce
    • Trade
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

E2639

Last News Received

2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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