A hearing with civil society and the private sector will be convened as part of the Preparatory Committee for UNCTAD XII.
The objective of the hearing is to allow non-state actors to provide their inputs to the sub-themes of the Conference.
The hearing will thus focus its discussion on the four sub-themes, which are:
- Enhancing coherence at all levels for sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in global policy making, including the contribution of regional approaches
- Key trade and development issues and the new realities in the geography of the world economy
- Enhancing the enabling environment at all levels to strengthen productive capacity, trade and investment: mobilizing resources and harnessing knowledge for development
- Strengthening UNCTAD; enhancing its development role, impact, and institutional effectiveness
The outcome of the hearing will be finalized as a summary report of the Preparatory Committee for the Conference.
NGOs/CSOs having observer status with UNCTAD and those accredited to UNCTAD XII and its preparatory process are encouraged to participate.