Division on International Trade and Commodities

The division seeks to build consensus, strengthen capacity and promote partnerships for trade policy, trade negotiations, trade in goods and services, competition law and consumer protection, and managing issues arising at the intersection of trade, the environment and climate change.

It aims to ensure the effective, qualitative and beneficial participation of all countries in international trade, strengthen development gains from the commodity economy and address the trade and development challenges of commodity dependence.

Alignment with the SDGs

DITC Alignment with the SDGs

  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

  • Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.

  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

  • Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

  • Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

  • Goal 17: Strengthen the mea ns of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.