About this guide
This guide presents United Nations resources and selected materials from other sources about the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
It includes proceedings of the ministerial-level meetings organized every four years since 1964.
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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade – the main driver of development.
UNCTAD is also a forum where representatives of all countries can freely engage in dialogue and discuss ways to establish a better balance in the global economy.
In addition, UNCTAD offers direct technical assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition, helping them to build the capacities they need to become equitably integrated into the global economy and improve the well-being of their populations.
Visit the UNCTAD website for more information: http://www.unctad.org
UNCTAD's 50th Anniversary
In 2014, UNCTAD celebrated the 50th anniversary of its establishment with various events.
Find more information about the anniversary celebrations on the dedicated web page: UNCTAD@50.
And read about UNCTAD's history in the newly published report:
UNCTAD History in the Making
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