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UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Mukhisa Kituyi (left), Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), addresses the 2014 meeting of the Chief Executives Board; UN Photo 587927

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • Established by A/RES/1995 (XIX) of 30 Dec. 1964
  • Governing bodies
  • Flagship publications
  • Data
  • Secretaries-General 
    • 2013- : Mukhisa Kituyi (Kenya): A/67/862
      • Press release SG/A/1414-BIO/4479-TAD/2059 [2013]
    • 2005-2013: Supachai Panitchpakdi (Thailand)
      • Press release SG/A/908-BIO/3641-TAD/2016 [2005]; A/63/891 (extension of appointment)
    • 1995-2005: Rubens Ricupero (Brazil)
      • Press release SG/A/608 [1995], BIO/2978-TAD/1796 [1995], GA/9547 [1999], GA/10138 [2003]
    • 1986-1994: Kenneth K. S. Dadzie (Ghana)
      • Press release SG/A/346-BIO/2149-TAD/1400 [1985]
    • 1974-1984: Gamani Corea (Sri Lanka)
      • Press release SG/A/143-BIO/1072-TAD/560 [1973]
    • 1969-1973: Manuel Perez-Guerrero (Venezuela)
    • 1965- 1968: Raul Prebisch (Argentina)​

UNCTAD Conference

The UNCTAD Conference is one of the governing bodies of UNCTAD.

  • Meets every four years, usually away from Geneva
  • 1st Conference, 1964
    • Geneva, 23 Mar. -16 June 1964
    • E/CONF.46/139-E/CONF.46/141
      • Vol.I: Final Act and Report (64.II.B.11)
      • Vol.II: Policy Statements (64.II.B.12)
  • 2nd Conference, 1968
    • New Delhi, India, 1 Feb.-29 Mar. 1968
    • TD/97 + Corr.1-3
      • Vol. I: Report and Annexes (68.II.D.14)
      • Vol. II: Commodity Problems and Policies (68.II.D.15)
  • 3rd Conference, 1972
    • Santiago, Chile, 13 Apr.-21 May 1972
    • TD/180
      • Report and Annexes (73.II.D.4)
      • Vol. Ia, pt. 1: Summaries of Statements by Heads of Delegations (73.II.D.Mim.1, pt. 1)
      • Vol. Ia, pt. 2: Summary Records of Plenary Meetings (73.II.D.Mim.1, pt. 2)
      • Vol. II: Merchandise Trade (73.II.D.5)
      • Vol. III: Financing and Invisibles (73.II.D.6)
  • 4th Conference, 1976
    • Nairobi, Kenya, 5-31 May 1976
    • TD/218 + Corr.1 (76.II.D.10) 
      • Vol. I: Report and Annexes
      • Vol. II: Summaries of Statements by Heads of Delegation and Summary Records of Plenary Meetings 
      • Vol. III: Basic Documents
  • 5th Conference, 1979
    • Manila, Philippines, 7 May-3 June 1979
    • TD/269 
      • Vol. I: Report and Annexes (79.II.D.14)
      • Vol. II: Statements by Heads of Delegation (79.II.D.15)
      • Vol. III: Basic Documents (79.II.D.16)
  • 6th Conference, 1983
    • Belgrade, 6 June-2 July 1983
    • TD/326
      • Vol. I: Report and Annexes (83.II.D.6)
      • Vol. II: Statements and Summary Records (83.II.D.7)
      • Vol. III: Basic Documents (83.II.D.8)
  • 7th Conference, 1987
    • Geneva, 9 July-3 Aug. 1987
    • TD/352
      • Vol. I: Report and Annexes (88.II.D.1)
      • Vol. II: Statements and Summary records (88.II.D.2)
      • Vol. III: Basic documents (88.II.D.3)
  • 8th Conference, 1992
    • Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 8-25 Feb. 1992
    • Report and annexes: TD/364/Rev.1 (93.II.D.5)
  • 9th Conference, 1996
    • Midrand, South Africa, 27 Apr.-11 May 1996
    • Report and annexes: TD/378/Rev.1 (97.II.D.4)
  • 10th Conference, 2000
    • Bangkok, Thailand, 12-19 Feb. 2000
    • Report and annexes: TD/390
  • 11th Conference, 2004
    • Sao Paulo, Brazil, 13-18 June 2004
    • Report and annexes: TD/412
  • 12th Conference, 2008
    • Accra, Ghana, 20-25 Apr. 2008
    • Report: TD/442
    • Accra Accord and Declaration: UNCTAD/IAOS/2008/2
  • 13th Conference, 2012
    • Doha, Qatar, 21-26 Apr. 2012
    • Report: TD/500/Add.1
    • Doha Mandate TD/500/Add.2
  • 14th Conference, 2016
    • Nairobi, Kenya, 17-22 July 2016
    • Report: TD/519

Trade and Development Board

The Trade and Development Board is one of the governing bodies of UNCTAD

  • Established by A/RES/1995 (XIX) of 30 Dec. 1964
  • Meets annually, usually in Geneva
    • Regular and Special sessions began in 1965
    • Executive sessions began in 1992
    • Meetings held in December are included in the report of the following year
  • Document series symbol for working documents
  • Since 2005 report no longer issued as Supplement to the General Assembly Official Records (GAOR)
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