The International Task Force on Commodities provides a comprehensive and systematic consultative framework, which enables the sharing of information and the use of complementary expertise among key actors involved in reviewing the commodity situation and in operating commodity markets...

The efforts of all interested stakeholders are directed towards a pragmatic approach designed to bring both focus and priority to breaking the cycle of poverty which now traps many commodity producers and commodity-dependent countries. Such a consultative process addresses the wide spectrum of the commodity problématique.

In addition to Member States (both commodity-dependent developing countries and interested development partners), partners include: international organizations (FAO, IMF, ITC, UNDP and the World Bank); commodity-specific bodies (international commodity organizations and study groups); the private sector, in particular major corporations engaged in the production, marketing and distribution of commodities; nongovernmental organizations that promote action on commodity issues; and the academic community.