ITC is a technical cooperation organization whose mission is to support developing and transition economies, and particularly their business sectors, in their efforts to realize their full potential for developing exports and improving import operations with the ultimate goal of achieving sustainable development. It is the technical cooperation arm of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for operational and enterprise-oriented aspects of international trade development. As the United Nations focal point for technical cooperation in trade promotion ITC works with developing countries and economies in transition to set up effective trade promotion programs for expanding their exports and improving their import operations.
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United Nations division for economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean
UNCTAD is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly in the field of trade and development. Its main goals are to maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of developing countries, and to help them face challenges arising from globalization and integrate into the world economy, on an equitable basis. (English, French and Spanish)
UNDP's mission is to help countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable human development by assisting them to build their capacity to design and carry out development programmes in poverty eradication, employment creation and
sustainable livelihoods, the empowerment of women and the protection and regeneration of the environment, giving first priority to poverty eradication.
UN Agency that encourages environmental preservation
UNOPS is an entity of the United Nations System, reconstituted as of 1 January 1995 for the specific purpose of providing services to projects and programs supported by UN member states and organizations.
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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only international body dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world's trading nations. These documents provide the legal ground-rules for international commerce. They are essentially contracts, binding governments to keep their trade policies within agreed limits. Although negotiated and signed by governments, the goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.