Interested in the work of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)? Then you won’t want to miss Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier, UNCTAD’s New York office chief, at ICSB 2016.


Within the United Nations, UNCTAD is responsible for issues such as trade, development, entrepreneurship, and finance, as well as the science and technology associated with development. UNCTAD uses its research to make policy recommendations to national, regional and global leaders.

The New York office ensures that the leading edge research and technical assistance developed by UNCTAD informs the New York based intergovernmental processes. It raises awareness about the work of UNCTAD by organizing briefings, side events and bilateral meetings with Member States of the UN and stakeholders in New York. –Dr. Chantal Line Carpentier

To learn more about day-to-day operations at UNCTAD’s New York office, you can follow them on Twitter at UNCTADNewYork.

About Dr. Carpentier

Dr. Carpentier got her start in development in field assignments in the Brazilian Amazon, in Oaxaca and Chiapas in Mexico, and rural Peru. Before joining UNCTAD, she worked as Sustainable Development Officer in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and she managed Major Groups Engagement in the Rio+20 Conference. Dr. Carpentier holds a PhD from Virginia Tech and a Masters and B.Sc. from McGill. In 2006, she was named as a Yale World Fellow. She has completed several marathons and Ironman competitions, and she holds a black belt in karate.

About ICSB 2016

Founded in 1955, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) was the first international membership organization to promote the growth and development of small businesses worldwide. The organization brings together educators, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners from around the world to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields. Each year, ICSB members and affiliates come together to discuss relevant issues and share information at conferences all around the world.

This year, the ICSB World Conference will take place at multiple locations in New York and New Jersey. We will start at NYU on June 15. On June 16, we will be at the United Nations, and then at the Stevens Institute of Technology on June 17 and 18. Registration is open to the public, but limited and expected to sell out. ICSB 2016 will focus on the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in advancing the UN New Sustainable Development Goals.

For more information about the conference, or to secure your seat, please click here or visit the ICSB’s website at