The Brussels Secretariat acts as an information clearing house, monitoring media and specialized publications for relevant input. The
Secretariat's participation in major (and minor) seminars and/or conferences and intergovernmental meetings provide yet other sources of information.
One of its primary aims is
to promote issues of international development, including advocacy and education on the
adverse aspects of international trade and trade-related isuues.
It has both NGO accreditation with the WTO Secretariat as well as consultative status with the United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).