UNCTAD@50 - The 50th Anniversary of the establishment of UNCTAD

UNCTAD at 50In 1964, at UNCTAD I, member States gathered in Geneva for "a better and more effective system of international economic co-operation, whereby the division of the world into areas of poverty and plenty may be banished and prosperity achieved by all."

It is auspicious the UNCTAD's 50th Anniversary takes place at a time when the global community rallies towards achieving the MDGs and seeks to respond to people's aspirations around the world by setting the development agenda beyond 2015.

We invite you to celebrate UNCTAD@50 and embark on a journey towards achieving the vision of the founders of this organization, "to find ways by which the human and material resources of the world may be harnessed for the abolition of poverty everywhere", and to bring opportunity and prosperity to all.



26 May 2014UNCTAD’s role in Africa said to be “pivotal” as Executive Secretary of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa passes on anniversary greeting
20 May 2014Head of United Nations in Geneva wishes UNCTAD continued success as it marks its 50th anniversary
06 May 2014Head of the International Trade Centre congratulates UNCTAD on its 50th anniversary
18 February 2014Status of preparations for UNCTAD at fifty
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07 January 2014Challenging the way we perceive and practice development
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 Documents and Publications

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 Statements by UNCTAD Secretary-General

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon helps cut the cake at reception to honor the 50th Anniversary of UNCTAD
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Congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of UNCTAD

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