Our substantive work is carried out by five divisions, under the leadership of the Secretary-General:

In addition, we have a number of services that support these divisions to achieve their goals:

  • The communication and external relations section communicates our work online and through the media, also building relationships with civil society organizations.
  • The intergovernmental outreach and support service ensures that meetings and negotiations run smoothly.
  • The technical cooperation section manages our project databases, providing coordination of our technical cooperation activities.
  • The programme support and management service manages our budget, finance, information technology, and human resources needs.
  • The statistics service coordinates all statistical activities within our organization, provides data-driven analysis and releases key statistics via the UNCTADstat Data Centre.

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we also have offices in New York, United States of America, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.