UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • It is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly dealing with trade, investment, and development issues.
  • Aims to “maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of developing countries.”
  • It organizes: World Investment Forum
  • It publishes reports like:
    • World Investment Report
    • Technology and Innovation Report
  • UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964.
  • HQ – Geneva