United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), which is governed by its 194 member States, is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with development issues, particularly international trade – the main driver of development.

Its work can be summed up in three words: think, debate, and deliver.

Reflection on development is at the heart of UNCTAD’s work. It produces often-innovative analyses that form the basis for recommendations to economic policymakers. The aim is to help them take informed decisions and promote the macroeconomic policies best suited to ending global economic inequalities and to generating people-centred sustainable development.

UNCTAD is also a forum where representatives of all countries can freely engage in dialogue and discuss ways to establish a better balance in the global economy.

In addition, UNCTAD offers direct technical assistance to developing countries and countries with economies in transition, helping them to build the capacities they need to become equitably integrated into the global economy and improve the well-being of their populations.

The FAS Russia is actively involved in the UNCTAD’s activity related to competition policy and legislation. Representatives of the FAS Russia participate in sessions of Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy as well as UN Conferences to Review the UN Set on Competition Policy.  During UNCTAD’s events the FAS Russia actively shares experience and knowledge on key matters of competition policy and deliver reports on the most important changes and developments in competition sphere in Russia.

Information source: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/AboutUs.aspx