Photograph: Ms. Arancha Gonzalez (then ITC Executive Director)
The Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services of The University of the West Indies (the SRC) extends its warmest congratulations to former Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC), Ms. Arancha Gonzalez, on her recent appointment to the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs for Spain.
Ms. Gonzalez, who has a long track record in international trade, has been a tireless champion of trade for development, women’s issues and a friend to the Caribbean. Under Ms. Gonzalez’s tenure, the ITC has partnered with the SRC to promote our goals and support our work. The ITC remains one of the Geneva institutions visited by students of our Masters in International Trade Policy (MITP) programme during our annual Geneva Study Tour; continues to provide internship opportunities to our MITP students; and extends online access to its products such as Market Access Map. Just last year September, the SRC also partnered with the ITC to host in Barbados an all-female panel of women in trade, including Ms. Gonzalez. The panel was convened to discuss a publication co-edited by Ms. Gonzalez entitled ‘Women Shaping Global Economic Governance’.
As the SRC wishes Ms. Gonzalez the very best in her future role, it also takes this opportunity to welcome new acting ITC Executive Director, Ms. Dorothy Tembo. We look forward to continuing the bonds of friendship between the SRC and the ITC.