The Trade, Gender and Development Programme in the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities discharges the following main functions:

  • It carries out in depth-research on trade, gender and development.
  • It strengthens teaching and research capacities on trade and gender among academics, government officials and civil society in developing countries.
  • It raises awareness among policymakers, stakeholders and donors on the links between trade and gender
  • It liaises with UNCTAD Division/ Programmes/ Special Units to mainstream gender in the substantive work of the organization.
  • It contributes to a global gender agenda to support countries in achieving gender equality and women's empowerment

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