Field of Activities

Tajikistan and World Trade Organization

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The World Intellectual Property Organization, (WIPO) is one of the specialized agencies of the UN. It was established in 1967. To date, 184 states have become members of the organization and about 250 intergovernmental (IGOs) or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been accredited as observers entitled to attend WIPO meetings. The organization is dedicated to promoting the protection of intellectual property in cooperation with the member states and other international organizations. WIPO headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland.


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The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, UNECE, was set up in 1947 to promote economic cooperation and boost economic growth in its member countries. UNECE membership comprises 56 member countries from Europe to the former Soviet and North American states, convening in Geneva on a regular basis in ECE subcommittees and their numerous working groups.


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Trade and development

Trade and development issues have a strong presence in Geneva. Developing countries' economic development and integration into the world trade is supported by means available in the framework of Aid for Trade (AfT) and implemented via several organisations and programmes active in Geneva.


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Economic and Trade Policy

Trade has played an increasing role in the world economy over the past decades as illustrated by the fact that the growth of real trade exceeded that of world output. According to the WTO data the ratio of world exports of goods and services to GDP rose from 13.5 per cent in 1970 to 32 per cent in 2005 and all major geographic regions recorded an excess of trade over output growth.


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