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Conference primer: Trade and Economics

Conference Primer: Trade and Economics

Last updated: 14 May 2021

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

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UNCTAD Conferences

The highest decision-making body of UNCTAD is the quadrennial conference, at which member States make assessments of current trade and development issues, discuss policy options and formulate global policy responses. The conference also sets the organization’s mandate and work priorities.

UN Trade Forum 2021
14 - 15 June 2021

Trade and Development Board

In-between the quadrennial Conferences, the Trade and Development Board oversees the activities of the organization. It meets in Geneva in a regular session and up to three times a year in executive sessions to deal with urgent policy issues, as well as management and institutional matters.

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