Finland is one of the major contributors to UNCTAD technical cooperation. Annual contributions for the past 5 years have been steady and predictable. For the first time the Agreement covers two years 2014-2015 and will be made in two equal instalments.
Finland's contribution will be used for activities to be implemented in 2014-2015 in the following four main areas of UNCTAD work:
ICT policies for development:
- ICT and Law Reform
- Information Economy Report
Capacity building in investment for development:
Primarily used in support of the World Investment Report Series and the EMPRETEC and Business Linkages Programmes
Virtual institute and gender:
- UNCTAD Virtual Institute on Trade and Development
- Trust Fund on Gender and Trade
Support on WTO Accession:
WTO accession general Trust Fund
All the project activities to be implemented under this contribution will take into consideration Finland's Aid for Trade Action Plan and its priorities.