Who We Are and What We Do
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 Panitchpakdi: The Secretary-General of UNCTAD is Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi (Thailand), who took office on 1 September 2005.
- UNCTAD Secretariat: In 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 Sector: including trade and industry associations, research institutes and universities
- Trade Associations
- Industry Associations
- Research Institutes