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8 - 12 November 2021
Virtual Event

Pamela Coke-Hamilton
Executive Director at International Trade Centre


Ms. Coke-Hamilton began her career in Jamaica's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade.

From 2007, Ms. Coke-Hamilton served as Director of Trade, Tourism and Competitiveness of the Organization of American States (OAS) to 2009. In 2008 she gave evidence to the United States International Trade Commission about Caribbean trade.

From 2011 until 2019, Ms. Coke-Hamilton served as Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA). During her time in office, she established a "Caribbean exporter of the Year" and a "Women Empowered through Export Platform."

In 2019 Ms. Coke-Hamilton became the director of the International Trade and Commodities at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). She warned in November of that year concerning the lose-lose trade war that was emerging between the USA and China. It was damaging to all the consumers involved and it "compromises the stability of the global economy and future growth."

In 2020, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Ms. Coke-Hamilton as Executive Director of the ITC.