International Trade Forum

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.


Supplementing development goals to boost economic growth

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.


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