Press Release

Global conference in Accra: Making the shift to sustainable trade

13 May 2022

Trade and investment promotion organizations around the world will meet in Accra on 17-18 May to explore Bold Solutions for Resilience and Recovery, the theme of this year’s conference.

The 2022 World Trade Promotion Conference (WTPO) will be hosted by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), a development agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization that connects small business to global markets. It brings together 200 leaders of national trade promotion organizations from around the world.

In a press release issued today, the Executive Director of ITC, Pamela Coke-Hamilton, said "Good trade can drive socio-economic recovery that is inclusive and sustainable", adding that  "Trade promotion organizations can make all the difference in helping companies achieve good trade. They must help businesses to mitigate risks and embrace opportunities of a green transition. They must help women, youth and vulnerable groups join global value chains, and overcome systemic barriers that keep them from developing their businesses for export."

UN entities involved in this initiative

International Trade Centre
World Trade Organisation

Goals we are supporting through this initiative