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UNCTAD: 55 Years of Development and Cooperation

UNCTAD: 55 Years of Development and Cooperation
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The UNCTAD: 55 Years of Development and Cooperation exhibition, timed to the 55th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is open in the Documents of International Organizations Room (207g), from December 26 to January 19.

The The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was established by the United Nations General Assembly ООН (A/RES/1995(XIX)) on December 30, 1964, Geneva, as a permanent intergovernmental body.

The creation of UNCTAD was based on concerns of developing countries over the international market, multi-national corporations, and great disparity between developed nations and developing nations. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development was established to provide a forum where the developing countries could discuss the problems relating to their economic development.

The supreme body of UNCTAD is the Conference, which holds its ministerial-level sessions at least once every four years to determine the general directions of the policy and address issues related to the work program of the Organization. Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi (Kenya) took office on 1 September 2013.

Ultimately, we are serving the citizens of the 195 countries that make up our organization. Our goal is prosperity for all. Our headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, and we have offices in New York and Addis Ababa.

The Republic of Belarus was one of the initiators of the UN Conference on Trade and Development and has been actively participating in the activities of its various bodies since the founding of this organization. Our country considers participation in UNCTAD as one of the priority areas of cooperation with international financial and economic institutions. This cooperation is conducted in such areas as investment policy, trade, competition, consumer protection, international accounting and reporting standards, electronic commerce. UNCTAD's unique information base, its analytical developments, and orientation toward the exchange of national experience make it possible for the Republic of Belarus to take advantage of international best practices.

The main interest for Belarusians is the annual topical reports of UNCTAD including: the Trade and Development Report, the World Investment Report, the Technology and Innovation Report. All of them are presented at the exposition.

The offered exhibition includes more than 70 publications, most of which are UNCTAD papers in Russian and English: books, periodicals, brochures and booklets.

Subject areas:

  • UNCTAD: history, purposes and activities
  • UNCTAD and international trade
  • UNCTAD and investment policy
  • UNCTAD and international financial relations

The exhibition is designed for specialists in world economy, foreign trade, financial and credit relations, managers and workers of industrial enterprises, university students and teachers, scientists, as well as all those interested in issues of the world economy and international trade.

The opening hours of the exhibition correspond to the library’s opening hours.
Admission is by library card or by ticket of the library's social and cultural center. Information and tickets may be obtained at the registration desk.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 28.

Official Documents Service Department