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The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) 53rd session

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    JAG 53rd session, 2019

    Geneva, 2 July 2019, World Trade Organization  

    The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) of the International Trade Centre meets annually to examine the activities of ITC on the basis of an ITC Annual Report and to make recommendations to the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board and the General Council of World Trade Organization on ITC’s programme of work.


    Governments of Member States of UNCTAD and members of WTO are invited to send representatives to this meeting. It is recommended that this representation be at the level of Ambassador or Senior Official.

    The JAG meeting is open to United Nations specialized agencies and bodies, and to other intergovernmental organizations with observer status as well as to relevant non-governmental organizations.

    The fifty-third annual meeting of the Joint Advisory Group on the International Trade Centre (ITC) will be held on 2 July 2019 at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva, starting at 10 a.m. in Room S1.

    Report of the 53rd Session of the ITC Joint Advisory Group Meeting Geneva, 2 July 2019

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    France French China Chinese
    Russian Federation Russian Arab League Arabic


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    The programme of the Joint Advisory Group 53rd session is available in PDF

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    Related documents

    Annual report 2018

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    2019 Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report
    Download in PDF: English

    Speeches and presentations

    • Statement on behalf of the Chair of the 52nd Session: Mr. Jaime Coghi Arias, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the World Trade Organization
    • Statement by the Chair of the 53rd Session: H.E. Ms. Terhi Hakala, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations Office and International Organizations at Geneva
    • Statement by the WTO Director-General, Mr. Roberto Azevêdo
    • Statement by the UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi
    • Statement by the ITC Executive Director, Ms. Arancha González
    • Statement by the Secretary-General, COMESA, H.E. Ms. Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe
    • Statement by the Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector, ECOWAS, Mr. Mamadou Traoré
    • Statement by the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Commerce, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. Mr. U Aung Htoo
    • Statement by the Minister of Trade, The Republic of Guinea, H.E. Mr. Boubacar Barry
    • Statement by the General Secretary, UEFA Foundation for Children, Mr. Urs Kluser
    • Presentation of ITC Evaluation Unit: Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report
    • Chairperson’s Summary  


    List of participants

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    Statements by members and observers

    The statements below were delivered during the Joint Advisory Group meeting. They are published “as received” by the Secretariat, in the original language and format.



  • ITC Annual report

    AR-2018-cover web



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