50 years at a glance.
ITC begins operations in Villa Le Bocage, Geneva, with a staff of five.
The first edition of Trade Forum.
United States President Johnson signs Economic Opportunity Act.
First man lands on the moon.
1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
ITC's annual technical cooperation programme hits the US$ 1 million mark for the first time.
ITC is designated as the United Nations focal point for technical assistance and export promotion.
First portable cell phone call made in New York City.
Population doubles since 1927 to 4 billion, 14 years after reaching 3 billion.
Helsinki accord on human right signed.
ITC's annual technical Cooperation programme Hits US$10 million for the First time.
OPEC doubles its share in the receipts from the sale of oil, triggering recession and borrowing.
AIDS virus identified.
ITC's new headquarters in Geneva is officially inaugurated.
The United Nations Development Programme grants executive agency status to ITC.
World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainable development.
ITC shifts focus to training and capacity-building programmes.
Fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union leads to the end of the Cold War.
Extra-budgetary funds from donors fuel more than 70% of ITC's annual expenditures.
The World Wide Web is created, along with the first ever web page and web browser.
The European Union comes into being with the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in the Netherlands, creating the Euro currency and triggering a major shift in internal border policies.
ITC's annual technical cooperation programme hits US$ 20 million for the first time.
ITC sets out a strategic 'roadmap' to chart new responses to a changing trade landscape, including the new World Trade Organization.
Yahoo and eBay are founded.
First Executive Forum, later renamed World Export Development Forum, is held on 'Redefining Trade Promotion'.
The 6 billionth person populating the Earth is born.
Terrorists attack New York's World Trade Centre, causing economic and political instability for the coming years.
Spirit and Opportunity of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission lands on Mars.
ITC launches 'best practice' awards for trade promotion organizations.
The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression starts and affects the whole world. Oil prices hit a record high.
Online Market Analysis Tools become free for users in developing countries.
US$ 87 million in annual Expenditure, highest to date.
Arab Spring heralds a series of revolutions in the different Arab region states.
Death of lonesome George, the last Pinta Island Tortoise.
Annual expenditure planned at US$ 91.7 million, with 146 active projects and a staff of 281.
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|Title Annotation:||ITC HISTORY|
|Publication:||International Trade Forum|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2014|
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