United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

UNCTAD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key contacts Main website
Trade facilitation website
@UNCTAD
Type Multilateral

The United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is the United Nation’s institution for promoting trade and development.

UNCTAD provides a forum for its 194 member states to engage in discussion of global trade and development issues.

To promote development, UNCTAD commits to the following in terms of international trade:

  • Produces analyses and collects data to improve understanding of current and future problems in this area;
  • Supports the participation of developing countries in international trade and international trade negotiations on an equitable basis;
  • Seeks to strengthen international trade in services and promotes an integrated approach to trade, the environment, and sustainable development;
  • Analyses issues related to competition policy and consumer protection; and
  • Focuses on the contribution of the commodity sector to development, advocating diversification and risk management.