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The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) 55th session

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    JAG 55th session, 2021

    2 November 2021, Room XIX, Palais des Nations, and online webinar.

    The fifty-fifth annual session of the Joint Advisory Group of the International Trade Centre will take place in a hybrid format, in person in Room XIX, Palais des Nations and online on 2 November 2021 from 10 am-1 pm and from 3pm-6pm.

    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 to the Committee on Trade and Development of the World Trade Organization on ITC’s programme of work.

    Governments of Member States of UNCTAD and members of the WTO are invited to this meeting. It is recommended that the 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.

    Registration to the fifty-fifth annual session of the Joint Advisory Group, whether attending in person or virtually is mandatory and should be completed by 26 October 2021.






    The programme of the Joint Advisory Group 55th session is available in PDF

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    Guidelines for registration to a hybrid event

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    On site-participation in Room XIX of the Palais des Nations in Geneva

    Due to COVID-19, participants who:

    • within the past 14 days have been in contact with a person testing positive for COVID-19, or
    • experience cold- or flu-like symptoms (however mild)

    are not authorised to enter UNOG and are likely requested to attend meetings remotely instead.

    If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 within 14 days of your last presence at a meeting at UNOG – even if you have departed Switzerland – you have a responsibility to inform the organization secretariat focal point or the UNOG Medical Service. The focal point for this meeting is: JAG Secretariat - tel: +41 (0) 22 730 0594, email:

    The UNOG Medical Service may be contacted by phone: +41 (0) 22 917 2520.

    For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 measures at the Palais des Nations please visit the UN Geneva website.

    Related documents

    Annual report 2020

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    Draft Strategic Plan 2022-2025

    Download in PDF: English

    2021 Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report

    Download in PDF: English   

    Management Response

    Download in PDF: English   

    Speeches and presentations

    • Statement by the Chair of the 54th Session: H.E. Ms. Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Republic of Botswana to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva
    • Statement on behalf of the Chair of the 55th Session: H.E. Mr. Paul Bekkers, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
    • Statement by the UNCTAD Director, Office of the Secretary-General, Mr. Pedro Moreno
    • Statement by the WTO Deputy Director-General, Mr. Xiangchen Zhang
    • Statement by the ITC Executive Director, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton
    • Presentation of ITC Evaluation Unit: Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report
    • Presentation of the outline of ITC’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025
    • Presentation and video of ITC’s Open Data website
    • Chairperson’s Summary
    • ED Closing Remarks

    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

     Annual report 2020_.JPG




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