ITC
International Trade Centre (ITC)
Headquarter: Geneva, Switzerland
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About ITC


The International Trade Centre (ITC) is the only development agency that is fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

This means that the agency enables SMEs in developing and transition economies to become more competitive and connect to international markets for trade and investment, thus raising incomes and creating job opportunities, especially for women, young people, and poor communities.

Established in 1964, the International Trade Centre (ITC) is the joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations.

ITC Mission

ITC's mission is to foster inclusive and sustainable economic development, and contribute to achieving the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. ITC works towards creating ‘trade impact for good’.

ITC Goals

  • Strengthen the integration of the business sector of developing countries and economies in transition into the global economy 
  • Improve the performance of trade and investment support institutions for the benefit of SMEs 
  • Improve the international competitiveness of SMEs 

ITC's six focus areas

ITC delivers integrated solutions around a core set of six focus areas. These focus areas represent a coherent set of interventions with corresponding programmes that are adapted and customized into client-focused solutions.

  • Providing Trade and Market Intelligence
  • Building a Conducive Business Environment
  • Strengthening Trade and Investment Support Institutions
  • Connecting to International Value Chains
  • Promoting and Mainstreaming Inclusive and Green Trade
  • Supporting Regional Economic Integration and South-South Links
  • ITC Programmes 
  • ITC Solutions Catalogue

Work at ITC


At ITC, we are a diverse workforce of some 269 people representing more than 71 nationalities. Our headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland, and we have a regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean located in Mexico.

We employ people with relevant academic achievements, professional credentials and a successful record of demonstrated performance. These include project and programme managers, economists, lawyers, statisticians and experts in trade-related areas, as well as people with expertise in administration and finance, information systems, facilities management, communications and human resources.

In line with our mission to provide trade-related technical assistance, we employ project and programme managers, economists, lawyers, statisticians and experts in ethical fashion, coffee, packaging and other trade-related areas, and also people with expertise in administration and finance, information systems, facilities management, communications and human resources.

What we offer

ITC offers a dynamic and international work environment with a multi-cultural workforce, personal growth and professional development opportunities, and a competitive remuneration and social security package in line with the United Nations salaries and benefits.

Staff development and career support is provided through training and learning programmes, designed to help staff acquire language skills and keep pace with changing technologies and the evolution of the United Nations mandate and ITC’s strategic approach. Some of this training are carried out at ITC Headquarters, other courses at the United Nations Staff Development and Learning Section in Geneva, or abroad.



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