Formed in 1964, ITC has been the focal point within the United Nations
system for trade related technical assistance (TRTA).
In line with our joint mandate from the World Trade Organization (WTO)
and the United Nations through the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), we support our parent organizations’
regulatory, research and policy strategies. We focus on implementing and
delivering practical TRTA projects.
Our work focuses on the areas of expertise where ITC can have the
Along with our United Nations family and partner organizations, we continue to
connect ITC projects and programmes with global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and the Aid for Trade agenda. ITC remains the only international organization focused solely on trade
development for developing and transition
economies. To deliver effective trade-related technical assistance (TRTA) and
to achieve the goal of expanding exports requires all the major players,
including ITC, to develop effective working partnerships as well as greater
levels of coherence and coordination. Our goal is to build on our capabilities
and that of our partners to bring about even greater development impact.