In 2013, the Trade, Investment and Development Observatory was created with the support of the virtual institute of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). UNCTAD’s mission is to promote inclusive and sustainable development in international trade with a particular focus on emerging markets. The Observatory at EAFIT is organised by students from different schools across the university who regularly write short articles and opinion pieces focused on UNCTAD’s work and policies. To find out more visit