Rebecca Grynspan To Head UNCTAD:
UN General Assembly (UNGA) has approved the nomination of Rebecca Grynspan to head the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She is an economist from Costa Rica.
- She will be the first woman and Central American to lead the Geneva-based organization, UNCTAD.
- She was nominated as secretary-general of UNCTAD by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
- Rebecca Grynspan has been secretary-general of the Ibero-American General Secretariat since 2014.
- This secretariate supports preparations for Ibero-American summits.
- She has also worked as deputy administrator of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) from 2010 to 2014. She also served as UNDP’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD):
- UNCTAD was established as a permanent intergovernmental body in 1964.
- It is a part of the United Nations Secretariat that deals in trade, investment, and developmental issues.