United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body. The creation of UNCTAD was based on the concerns of developing countries’ position over the international market. 

The organization works at the national, regional, and global level; aims to use trade, investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable development. UNCTAD supports development-friendly actions on developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively. In order to achieve this goal, UNCTAD provides analysis, enable consensus-building, and offer technical assistance.

Currently, UNCTAD has 195 members and headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland; the conference meets once every four years. Agenda Item:

  • Empowering women entrepreneurs through Information and Communications Technologiesss (ICT's)

Under-Secretary-General
Elif GÜNEŞ