Jamaican trade expert to head UN agency aiding developing countries’ exports

A veteran Jamaican trade expert, Patricia Francis, has been named new Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), a United Nations technical cooperation agency whose mission is to help to promote exports of developing countries and countries in transition.

Imbalances pose risk for global economy – UNCTAD

The world economy is still expanding in 2005, but there are serious risks of a setback should the United States economy – the main engine of growth – run out of steam before other countries or regions are able to take over that role, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), said in a new report.

Friend of poorer nations in globalization takes over as head of UN trade body

Supachai Panitchpakdi, former Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a strong advocate of a fair globalization deal for poorer nations, today took over as head of the United Nations agency that seeks to promote the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.