• Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO, Service Providers
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded1964

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Globalization, including a phenomenal expansion of trade, has helped lift millions out of poverty. But not nearly enough people have benefited. And tremendous challenges remain. UNCTAD supports developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively. And UNCTAD helps equip them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration. To do this, they provide analysis, consensus-building, and technical assistance. This helps them to use trade, investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable development. Working at the national, regional, and global level, efforts help countries to: Diversify economies to make them less dependent on commodities Limit their exposure to financial volatility and debt Attract investment and make it more development friendly Increase access to digital technologies Promote entrepreneurship and innovation Help local firms move up value chains Speed up the flow of goods across borders Protect consumers from abuse Curb regulations that stifle competition Adapt to climate change and use natural resources more effectively Together with other UN departments and agencies, they measure progress by the Sustainable Development Goals, as set out in Agenda 2030. UNCTAD also supports implementation of Financing for Development, as mandated by the global community in the 2015 Addis Ababa Agenda, together with four other major institutional stakeholders: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Development Programme. While they work mainly with governments, to effectively deal with the magnitude and complexity of meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, UNCTAD believes that partnerships and closer cooperation with the private sector and civil society are essential. Ultimately, they are serving the citizens of the 194 countries that make up the organization. UNCTAD's goal is prosperity for all.  
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12Current jobs
569Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Programme Management Officer
  • Programme Management Officer
  • Information Systems Officer
  • Unit Intern for Economic Cooperation and Integration among Developing Countries

Staff at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have experience in


  • economic policy
  • development
  • research & development
  • public administration
  • torts / conflict resolution


  • world bank group


  • france
  • peru
  • angola
  • afghanistan
  • armenia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Company Offices

  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Geneve
  • Palais des Nations, 8-14, Av. de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland
  • Geneva