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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Address: 
Palais des Nations
Avenue de la Paix
Geneva 1211
Switzerland

UNCTAD is the focal point in the United Nations system for the integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development. It helps developing countries to participate equitably in the global economy by:

  • Carrying out evidence-based research and analysis to support economic policy and decision-making. 
  • Serving as a forum where representatives of all countries can freely engage in dialogue, share experiences and tackle critical issues affecting the global economy, promoting consensus at the multilateral level. 
  • Delivering practical applications of research findings through direct technical assistance to help countries build the capacities they need for equitable integration into the global economy and to improve the wellbeing of their populations.
Databases: 

UNCTADstat

Data center and country profiles for monitoring trade, FDI, technology and other means to implement the SDGs

08. decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

09. industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The UNCTAD Toolbox

Technical cooperation tools that deliver results for the SDGs and their means of implementation

08. decent work and economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

09. industry, innovation and infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

10. reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

17. partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development