The Board considered the contribution that it could make to the aid-for-trade agenda. The Board was of the view that the United Nations system could help to facilitate the mainstreaming of aid-for-trade into national development strategies, given the work of the United Nations system in trade and its presence on the ground. The Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), at the CEB session of April 2007, suggested creating a CEB cluster on trade and productive capacity. Subsequently UNCTAD, in collaboration with other interested CEB members, proceeded to conceptualize the idea to form a trade and productive capacity cluster as an inter-agency trade capacity delivery vehicle under the “One United Nations” pilot country initiative and other country-level programmes and plans.