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The International Trade Forum is the magazine of the International Trade Centre (ITC). It focuses on trade promotion and export development, as part of ITC’s technical cooperation programme with developing countries and economies in transition. The magazine is published quarterly since 1964 in English, French and Spanish.
 

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31 Aug 2014
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  31 Aug 2014
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Doing more, and doing better
Arancha González
Playwright Tennessee Williams wrote in ‘The Glass Menagerie’ that ‘time is the longest distance between two places’. As 1 September marked a year since I was appointed Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC) I instead offer the proposition that the distance of time can be a quick one when you are focused on results and building momentum towards delivering trade impact for good. It has been a challenging, but extremely rewarding year.
  31 Aug 2014
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News brief
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  31 Aug 2014
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Blending fashion and development
Anna Claudia Mori Zaleski
Sanning the globe in countries ranging from Ethiopia and Mongolia to Papua New Guinea to Peru, beneficiaries of the ITC Women and Trade textiles and garments project attended a capacity building workshop at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City on 18-27 June. Joined by Indian artisans from ITC’s Global Platform network, as well as representatives from partner institutions, talented women from the textile industry worked closely with faculty technicians, students and industry specialists to develop joint items, as well as individual collections. The collections will feature in the London-New York Festival (LDNY Festival) opening ceremony on 22 September, at parallel fashion shows in both cities.
  31 Aug 2014
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Irrigation, expertise helps new livelihoods sprout in Kenya
Susanna Pak
John Ndegwa of Kiambu County, central Kenya, sells water bottles for a living. He is now looking to use water to cultivate a different kind of business.
  31 Aug 2014
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Beyond 2015: Tackling inequality to help lift more people out of poverty
Meg Jones
We believe that the central challenge we face today is to ensure that globalization becomes a positive force for all the world’s people.’ These were the words of heads of state enshrined in the Millennium Declaration, unanimously adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in 2000.
  31 Aug 2014
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Asia-Pacific ready to lead and shape sustainable trade and development
Shamshad Akhtar
The recent and striking success of Asia-Pacific countries in boosting growth and reducing poverty is testament to the importance of trade as a driver of growth. Rapid integration of Asia and the Pacific with the global economy through trade, investment and technology transfers has lifted an average of 42 million people in the region out of absolute poverty every year since 1990 (Asia-Pacific Regional MDGs Report 2012/2013 – Asia-Pacific Aspirations: Perspectives for a Post-2015 Development Agenda, ESCAP/ADB/UNDP, 2013).
  31 Aug 2014
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Unleashing the potential of women for a better future
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
The adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration in 2000 was a turning point in international development. Since then, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have served to mobilize international support for human development in a range of key areas.
  31 Aug 2014
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Supplementing development goals to boost economic growth
Mike Gidney
The UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been significant for their striking successes as well as their failures. Since 2000, when they were agreed, there has been a reduction in the total number of people living in extreme poverty and a decline in maternal mortality rates. Still, there has been a lack of coherence among some of the goals and a marked unevenness of progress among developing countries. The MDGs have also offered an incredibly bold vision in trying to describe a truly global agenda for human development. For the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the years after 2015, this vision and ambition must be matched by bravery and commitment.
  31 Aug 2014
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Trade: The key to a sustainable post-2015 development agenda
Christian Friis Bach
To achieve sustainable development there is a significant need for new ideas, products and technologies in each and every country in the world. This is why trade and transport are critical for sustainable development. If a new energy efficient water pump, solar panel or vaccine cannot cross a border without expensive delays and extra costs, then it will slow the transition to a greener and more sustainable economy. Increased trade brings efficiency gains, stimulates innovation and yields higher income growth. The importance of trade in bringing about sustainable economic growth cannot be overemphasized.
  31 Aug 2014
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How the private sector drives economic growth and well-being
Brent Wilton
Since the creation of the original Millennium Development Goals in 2000, the crucial role played by the private sector in delivering economic, social and environmental development has become better understood. In fact, the private sector in every country is simply the community at work and, as a part of that community, business today comprehends its impacts better than ever before. Its influence on economic and social development, respect for the environment, and efficiently and effectively managing resources represents an important contribution to the well-being of its communities.
  31 Aug 2014
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A step in the right direction for trade in sustainable development goals
Alice Tipping
AUN open working group charged with developing a proposed set of global sustainable development goals (SDGs) wrapped up 18 months of discussion in mid- July, endorsing 17 suggested goals and 169 targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire next year. In the MDGs, trade policy was included in Goal 8 – develop a global partnership for development – chiefly as an enabler of economic growth through improved market access for developing-country exports. Commentators involved in the SDG-debate over the past months have argued that the new framework should provide an opportunity for trade policy to be a more integral part of development plans. Roberto Azevêdo, Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), recently stressed that trade’s role in the post-2015 agenda should ‘not be reduced simply to trade liberalization. Rather, trade should be recognised more broadly as a development policy instrument.’
  31 Aug 2014
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Together on the trade route out of poverty for post 2015
Ratnakar Adhikari
Thanks to Pashmina, things are getting better. Now we are getting food to eat and our children are also going to school. Of course, we are faced with a number of problems. While raising Chyangra they get infected with disease, for which we need medicines. if we could add a few more goats, a few more, it would benefit us a lot.’ These are the words of Dhorje Gurung, a Pashmina farmer in Nepal’s Ghani village.
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Trade by SMEs: Africa's opportunity beyond 2015
Frannie A. Léautier
Team Africa’ is working hard to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Its ability to do so depends on muscling up a number of critical sectors, primarily in agriculture, health services, transport and logistics, but also in energy and climate adaptation. And so far the team is winning in a number of competitions.
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Designing jobs through jewellery making
Susanna Pak
Nadia Dajani is a Jordanian designer whose eponymous business produces more than jewellery. When women approach her asking for money, the former architect offers them work instead.
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Rounding up 50 years of trade impact for good
Susanna Pak
While every year is important in an organization’s growth and development, 2014 is especially noteworthy for the International Trade Centre (ITC), which marked its 50th anniversary during the week of 10 June with a celebration in Geneva.
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Paris pop-up store provides tantalizing glimpse of Ivorian fashion
Sotevy Ly
With a view towards shedding a stronger light on textile, fashion and home-decoration items from Côte d’Ivoire, the International Trade Centre (ITC) and Ivorian fashion producers took over a retailing space in Paris’s Rue d’Argout at the end of June. There, producers from the West African country held meetings with companies in the morning and sold their products to enthusiastic Parisians in the afternoon.
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Agenda from 15 September 2014
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