Who We Are and What We Do


Publication: 2012-11-28



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:United Nations Conference on Trade and Development


Established in 1964, UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.


  • Dr. Supachai PanitchpakdiThe Secretary-General of UNCTAD is Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi (Thailand), who took office on 1 September 2005.

  • UNCTAD SecretariatIn performing its functions, the secretariat works together with member Governments and interacts with organizations of the United Nations system and regional commissions, as well as with governmental institutions, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, including trade and industry associations, research institutes and universities worldwide

  • United Nations

  • Governmental Institutions

  • Non-Governmental Organizations

  • Private Sectorincluding trade and industry associations, research institutes and universities

  • Trade Associations

  • Industry Associations

  • Research Institutes

  • Universities