Areas of cooperation

Since its establishment by the General Assembly in 1964, UNCTAD has recognized that civil society plays an important role in support of the objectives of sustainable human development, poverty alleviation and economic and social development.

Various mechanisms have been set up for the participation of civil society in UNCTAD activities, including participation in conferences, workshops and seminars, co-production of publications, information-sharing and policy analysis through formal and informal exchange of ideas and implementation of technical cooperation programmes.

UNCTAD welcomes the opportunity to work with competent civil society organizations, both on trade and development policy issues and on concrete development-oriented projects.

 UNCTAD engages in research, policy analysis and technical cooperation activities in the following areas:


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