United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Presidente: Mariana Cortés Gallardo
Mesa: Samuel Ortiz Delgado, Santiago Gutiérrez Caycedo y Jimena Méndez Guzmán
Tópico A) Strategies to ensure safe, affordable, and reliable innovation on nanotechnology in the field of healthcare to developing countries in Latin America and The Caribbean
Tópico B) Strategies for the implementation of renewable energies in sub-Saharan Africa with emphasis on efficiency and reliability for the needs and resources of the area
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Committee's outline and faculties
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a permanent intergovernmental body, established by the General Assembly in 1964. It was created in response to the urgency of addressing issues related to the position of developing countries in international trade and global participation. Nowadays, UNCTAD counts with 195 Member States and works in cooperation with many international organizations, governments, companies, and civil society. Its main objective is to help developing countries access and take advantage of the globalized economy, including aspects of technology, trade, and investment, in order to achieve sustainable advancement in those nations. UNCTAD is currently holding around 218 projects in 80 different countries, concerning least developed countries, globalization, upgrowth strategies, investment, international trade, commodities, and technology
With the aim of achieving a world where all countries are integrated into the economy and development, the UNCTAD:
Provides analysis on the trends and prospects of the world economy, and conducts studies on successful development strategies.
Facilitates the consensus for the development of national and economic policies.
Offers technical assistance to developing countries in their efforts to integrate into the international financial system.
Contributes to the international debate on globalization and the management of its impacts in developing countries.
Carries out training and capacity building programs.