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The Joint Advisory Group (JAG)

The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) of the International Trade Centre meets annually to examine the activities of ITC based on an ITC Annual Report. 

    The Joint Advisory Group (JAG) amplifies ITC’s dedication to keeping its work around the world both transparent and accountable.

    After examining ITC’s activities, the JAG makes recommendations to the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board and to the Committee on Trade and Development of the World Trade Organization on ITC’s programme of work.

    Governments of Member States of UNCTAD and members of the WTO are invited to this meeting. It is recommended that the representation be at the level of Ambassador or Senior Official.

    The JAG meeting is open to United Nations specialized agencies and bodies, and to other intergovernmental organizations with observer status as well as to relevant non-governmental organizations.

    119th session of the Committee on Trade and Development

    Room S1 – WTO - Thursday, 17 November 2022, 10:00

    Report of the Joint Advisory Group on the International Trade Centre at the 119th session of the Committee on Trade and Development. The report in 3 languages is available below.

    Introduced by H.E. Ms. Usha Chandnee Dwarka-Canabady, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the United Nations Office, WTO and other international organizations in Geneva and Chair of the Joint Advisory Group.

    To participate in the session, please use the following link ( WTO | Events calendar.) The creation of a WTO account might be necessary.

    73rd Executive Session of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board 

    Room XVII - Palais des Nations - Geneva,  Monday 13-17 February 2023, from 10am

    Report of the Joint Advisory Group on the International Trade Centre at the 73rd Executive Session of the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board. 

    Introduced by H.E. Ms. Usha Chandnee Dwarka-Canabady, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the United Nations Office, WTO and other international organizations in Geneva and Chair of the Joint Advisory Group.

    To participate in the session, please use the following link 73rd Executive session (13-17 February 2023): Overview · Indico (un.org) which will be updated with the details of the meeting including the agenda and the related documents.

    2022 JAG Report - Arabic (available soon)

    2022 JAG Report - Chinese (available soon)

    2022 JAG Report - English

    2022 JAG Report - French 

    2022 JAG Report - Russian (available soon)

    2022 JAG Report - Spanish

    Agenda of the 73rd Executive Session of UNCTAD Trade and Development Board (available soon)

    JAG 56th session, 2022

    Related documents

    JAG 55th session, 2021

    Related documents

    • Statement by the Chair of the 54th Session: H.E. Ms. Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Republic of Botswana to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva
    • Statement on behalf of the Chair of the 55th Session: H.E. Mr. Paul Bekkers, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
    • Statement by the UNCTAD Director, Office of the Secretary-General, Mr. Pedro Moreno
    • Statement by the WTO Deputy Director-General, Mr. Xiangchen Zhang
    • Statement by the ITC Executive Director, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton
    • Presentation of ITC Evaluation Unit: Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report
    • Presentation of the outline of ITC’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025
    • Presentation and video of ITC’s Open Data website
    • Chairperson’s Summary
    • ED Closing Remarks

    JAG 54th session, 2020

    Related documents

    • Statement on behalf of the Chair of the 53rd Session: H.E. Ms. Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations Office and International Organizations at Geneva
    • Statement by the Chair of the 54th Session: H.E. Ms. Athaliah Lesiba Molokomme, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Republic of Botswana to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations at Geneva
    • Statement by the UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi
    • Statement by the WTO Deputy Director-General, Mr. Yonov Frederick Agah
    • Statement by the ITC Executive Director, Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton
    • Presentation of ITC Evaluation Unit: Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report
    • Chairperson’s Summary
    • ED Closing Remarks

    JAG 53rd session, 2019

    Related documents

    • Statement on behalf of the Chair of the 52nd Session: Mr. Jaime Coghi Arias, Minister Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the World Trade Organization
    • Statement by the Chair of the 53rd Session: H.E. Ms. Terhi Hakala, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations Office and International Organizations at Geneva
    • Statement by the WTO Director-General, Mr. Roberto Azevêdo
    • Statement by the UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi
    • Statement by the ITC Executive Director, Ms. Arancha González
    • Statement by the Secretary-General, COMESA, H.E. Ms. Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe
    • Statement by the Commissioner for Industry and Private Sector, ECOWAS, Mr. Mamadou Traoré
    • Statement by the Deputy Minister, Ministry of Commerce, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. Mr. U Aung Htoo
    • Statement by the Minister of Trade, The Republic of Guinea, H.E. Mr. Boubacar Barry
    • Statement by the General Secretary, UEFA Foundation for Children, Mr. Urs Kluser
    • Presentation of ITC Evaluation Unit: Annual Evaluation Synthesis Report
    • Chairperson’s Summary

    ITC contact

    Orlane
    Robert
    Email
    jag [at] intracen.org