The first hearing took place on Monday, 28 January 2008.
The second hearing will take the form of an interactive debate and will provide an opportunity for dialogue and an exchange of views among representatives of UNCTAD member States and representatives of civil society and the private sector and parliamentarians on issues relevant to the theme and sub-themes of UNCTAD XII:
|Addressing the opportunities and challenges of globalization for development |
- 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 summarized in a report of the Preparatory Committee to UNCTAD XII.
Members of the Trade and Development Board are requested to submit to the UNCTAD secretariat by Monday, 25 February 2008, the credentials of their representatives and the names of the alternate representatives and advisers who will participate in the hearing.
Other participants (members of UNCTAD who are not members of the Board, specialized agencies, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations in the general and special categories) are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat by Friday, 22 February 2008, of the names of their representatives.