United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Name Mr. Rubens Ricupero
Position Secretary-General
Address Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Genève 10
Phone +41-22-917 12 34
Fax +41-22-907 0043
E-mail info@unctad.org
Web http://www.unctad.org

Activity summary:

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development is the primary forum for analysis, discussion and consensus -building on policies designed to achieve sustainable development in all regions and to accelerate growth in weaker economies.
With a membership of 189 countries, UNCTAD deals with virtually all components of the economy - trade, finance, services, technology - from a development perspective. The highest authoritative body is the quadrennial Conference. UNCTAD’s work programme is set every four years at a plenary session of the conference.
The UNCTAD secretariat has a staff of about 480.