United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Type of Structure: organisation / agency
Regional Scope: global
Parent Organisations: UN
Child Organisations:
Duration : 1964 to present
Contact Address: Secretariate
Palais des Nations
8-14, Av. de la Paix
1211 Genève 10
Phone: +41 (0) 22 907 12 34
FAX: +41 (0) 22 907 00 43
URL: http://www.unctad.org

General information and objectives

Established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body, UNCTAD is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly in the field of trade and development.

Focal point within the United Nations for the integrated treatment of development and interrelated issues in the areas of trade, finance, technology, investment and sustainable development.

Main goals are to maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of developing countries, and to help them face challenges arising from globalization and integrate into the world economy, on an equitable basis.

Fields of activity UNCTAD pursues its goals through research and policy analysis, intergovernmental deliberations, technical cooperation, and interaction with civil society and the business sector.

Membership Currently 188 member States. Many intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations have observer status and participate in its work.

For further details, link to the UNCTAD Home Page

Last update: 3/9/00
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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