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UN Conference on Trade and Development

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is an agency of the United Nations (UN) aiming at promotion of trade, investment and development opportunities in developing countries on equitable basis.

The creation of the Conference was based on concerns of developing countries about international market, multinational corporations and great disparity between developed and developing nations.

Established in 1964, UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims at helping to 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. UNCTAD formulates policies relating to all aspects of development including trade, aid, transport, finance and technology.

Intervention of Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek at the UNCTAD 15 ministerial conference


The 15th session of the UNCTAD quadrennial ministerial conference is held virtually between Barbados and Geneva from 3 to 7 October 2021. The conference is the highest decision-making body of UNCTAD at which member states assess current trade… more ►

Ambassador Petr Gajdušek met with UNCTAD Secretary-General


Petr Gajdušek, new Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva, met with Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and… more ►