United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Conférence des Nations Unies sur le commerce et le développement (CNUCED)
Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Comercio y Desarrollo (UNCTAD)

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URL: http://www.unctad.org/

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Founded

1964-12-30 Geneva Switzerland

History

30 Dec 1964, Geneva (Switzerland), under General Assembly resolution 1995 (XIX), as a permanent organ of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), following 1st Session, 23 Mar-16 Jun 1964; linked to E-XE3377 - ECOSOC within F-XF1000 - United Nations System. Based at E-XE3343 - United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Aims

Provide a forum for discussion to consider development strategies and policies in a globalized world economy; give special attention to analysing, exchanging and drawing lessons from successful developmental experience. In analytical and deliberative work, focus on: globalization and development; international trade in goods and services; commodity issues; investment, enterprise development and technology; service infrastructure for development and trade efficiency.

Events

2021-04-25 | Bridgetown, Barbados – Quadrennial Session
2020-12-06 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – World Investment Forum
2020-11-02 | Geneva, Switzerland – Session
2020-11 | Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – E-Commerce Week for Asia
2020-10-27 | Geneva, Switzerland – Annual Accounting Workshop

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Structure

'Conference', the highest policymaking body comprising all member states, meets every 4 years at ministerial level to formulate policy guidelines and set work priorities. 'Trade and Development Board', the governing (executive) body, comprises 148 member states meeting annually in regular session and up to 3 times a year in 1-day executive sessions. Commissions (currently 2) meet once a year: Trade and Development Commission; Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission. Other regular meetings: Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy; K-XE0197 - Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR). Since Jul 1993, UNCTAD Secretariat has been servicing E-XE3120 - United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

UIA Org ID

XE3381

Last News

2019

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