ITC marks 50 years
ITC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. A new book looked back at its work, and an ethical fashion show celebrated current successes.
The 50th anniversary of the International Trade Centre (ITC) in 2014 gave an opportunity to showacse the organization’s growth and development.
A discussion at the World Trade Organization focused on "ITC 50 Years of Trade Impact for Good: Where Next?" Highlights included introductory remarks by Michael Møller, acting director-general of the United Nations Office at Geneva, and a keynote address by Hanna Tetteh, Ghana’s minister of foreign affairs and regional integration.
A special publication, 50 Years of Unlocking SME Competitiveness: Lessons for the Future, commemorated the anniversary. The publication explored opportunities to connect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries to global markets, provided recommendations for trade-related technical assistance, and presented a road map for ITC’s future work.
Top women leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world held a discussion on The Power of Empowered Women with The Group of Women Ambassadors to the United Nations at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
And ITC’s Ethical Fashion Initiative presented a fashion show featuring the latest designs by Haitian-Italian designer Stella Jean.