The International Trade Centre
Inclusive, sustainable trade
Established in 1964, the International Trade Centre is the joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization. For nearly sixty years, ITC has been dedicated to connecting small businesses in developing countries to global markets.
ITC delivers practical, development-focused results through projects in 132 countries, a range of thought leadership products and partnership-based events. ITC activities link global trade, private sector engagement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
ITC champions small business, women and young entrepreneurs – working with both the public and private sector. It prioritizes support to least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, small island developing States, sub-Saharan Africa and fragile states.
As ITC’s annual flagship event, the World Export Development Forum reflects ITC’s vision of a world where trade builds inclusive, sustainable and prosperous economies.