Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSME) Day 2022


    27 June marks the annual celebration of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

    Resilient recovery is the focus of this year’s events. We honour the entrepreneurs in societies everywhere as they face the triple threat of Covid, conflict and climate.

    This is the fifth anniversary of MSME Day, which the UN General Assembly created to build awareness of the contribution of small businesses to job creation, economic growth and thriving communities.  

    The International Trade Centre is a leader of the global celebration of this international day, together with small businesses, governments and civil society.



    ITC focuses on four priority areas to scale up support to small firms, for MSME Day and beyond. We ask all of you who celebrate MSME Day to do the same – and focus on women, youth, digital and green initiatives. This the key to creating a wave of ‘good trade’ that is truly inclusive and sustainable. 

    B2B e-commerce for small businesses

    What: Small firms can learn about opportunities and requirements to succeed in B2B e-commerce.

    Where: Virtual event (register below) or Facebook Livestream

    When: 13:30-14:30 CEST / 19:30-20:30 CST

    Register: here

    Partners: International Trade Centre and Alibaba –  as part of their joint Global Digital Trade Accelerator for MSMEs in Developing Countries.

    DHL MSME Virtual Helpdesk

    What: International shipping, e-commerce and customs clearance: Receive answers to your trade-related questions live with DHL experts.

    Where: Three virtual sessions - 8:00-10:00 CEST & 12:00-14:00 CEST & 17:00-19:00 CEST

    When: 27 June 2022

    Register: here

    Partners: International Trade Centre, DHL

    Resilience and Rebuilding: MSMEs for Sustainable Development

    What: Innovation, education, diaspora contributions are among the topics that will be discussed. Entrepreneurs and those who support them will be speaking at this day-long event.

    When: 27 June, 10:00-18:00 EDT 

    Where: United Nations Headquarters, New York

    Online: UN Web TV livestream

    Register: here

    Social media assets: MSME Day 2022 Trello board

    Partners: International Trade Centre, Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, International Council for Small Business, International Labour Organization, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, United Nations Office for Partnerships.

    Small Business Champions: 2022 competition  

    What: ‘Green’ business ideas competition for small business and supporting organizations. It promotes best practices in trade, and raises awareness of the challenges along the way.

    When: 14:00-15:00 CEST

    Where: Virtual event (register below) or YouTube Live Stream

    Register: here - webinar ID: 863 8118 9790

    Partners: International Trade Centre, World Trade Organization’s Informal Working Group on Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, International Chamber of Commerce


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    MSME Day 2022 message from ITC Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton
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    27 June 2022
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