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  1. 1. International Business Environment
  2. 2. UNCTAD(UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCEON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT) 1964 By:- Ankush Kumar Rana MBA Army Institute Of Management & Technology, Greater Noida, India International Business Environment
  3. 3. Organization of UNCTAD Established in 1964 as a permanent intergovernmental body. Members :- 194 countries (October 2012) Goals are to "maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of developing countries and assist them in their efforts to integrate into the world economy on an equitable basis.“ Headquarters:-Geneva, Switzerland. Head :- Supachai Panitchpakd Website:-www.unctad.org The Conference ordinarily meets once in four years. International Business Environment
  4. 4. Trade and Development Board The Committee on The Committee TheThe Committee Invisible Items and on Committee onon Commodities Financing related to Manufactures Shipping Trade International Business Environment
  5. 5. Main functions of UNCTAD• To promote international trade all over the world.• To formulate principles and policies.• To make proposal for putting the said principles and policies into effect.• To review and facilitate the co-ordination of activities of the other institutions.• To be available as a centre for harmonious trade. International Business Environment
  6. 6. Overview of activities• Trade and commodities :- Includes diversification, development, competition, consumer policies, trade negotiations, and environment protection etc.• Investment and enterprise development:- international investment & guides and technology arrangements, information system (UNCTAD database), ASYCUDA programme (Integrated customs system that speeds up customs clearance procedures) and ACIS programme (Computerized cargo tracking system installed in 20 developing countries.• Financial assistance :- IMF and World Bank International Business Environment
  7. 7. MeetingsI. Geneva, 1964II. New Delhi, 1968III. Santiago, 1972IV. Nairobi, 1976V. Manila, 1979VI. Belgrade, 1983VII. Cartagena, Colombia on 8–25 February 1992VIII.Midrand, South Africa on 27 April – 11 May 1996IX. UNCTAD X in Bangkok, Thailand on February 2000X. UNCTAD XI in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 13–18 June 2004XI. UNCTAD XII in Accra, Ghana on 21–25 April 2008XII. UNCTAD XIII in Doha, Qatar on 21–26 April 2012 International Business Environment
  8. 8. UNCTAD II 1968 NEW DELHI• To reappraise the economic situation and its implementing the recommendation of UNCTAD I.• Problems and measures of economic integration and trade and development among developing countries.• Special measures for economic and social up liftment of the last developed among the developing nations. International Business Environment
  9. 9. Advantages• Training material is disseminated more efficiently.• Accessibility to material and training in a cost-effective way.• The programme allows students and professionals to learn on their own time, in their own place, at their own pace.• Study materials and lessons are accessible in PDF format for online study.• The programme can reach remote locations in instances where the instructor cannot travel. This way, course participants, policymakers and company managers can be reached in developing countries. International Business Environment
  10. 10. Sum Numbers• UNCTAD secretariat: 400 staff• Annual Regular budget: US $ 57 million• Extra--budgetary funds: US$ 35 million (2005)• No field offices International Business Environment
  11. 11. ReportsUNCTAD produces a number of topical reports, including:-• The Trade and Development Report• The Trade and Environment Review• The World Investment Report• The Economic Development in Africa Report• The Least Developed Countries Report• UNCTAD Statistics• The Information Economy Report• The Review of Maritime Transport• The International Accounting and Reporting Issues Annual Review International Business Environment
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