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The main U.N. body dealing with trade, investment and development issues

UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964.

UNCTAD supports developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively. And it helps equip these countries to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration. To do this, UNCTAD provide analysis, facilitate consensus-building, and offer technical assistance. This helps developing countries to use trade, investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable development.

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