UNCTAD and Civil Society

UNCTAD believes that enhanced cooperation between the private and the public sector is essential to the effective integration of developing countries into the global economy and seeks ways to involve civil society organizations, academia, trade unions, parliamentarians and business associations in its work.
Cooperation with civil society is mutually beneficial: it helps civil society actors, empowering and enhancing their advocacy role in support of sustainable development, while adding value to the work of UNCTAD and its member States in achieving tangible development outcomes.
The Civil Society Outreach (CSO) Unit of UNCTAD is responsible for liaison and outreach to civil society. Its role is to encourage and facilitate participation and engagement of civil society in the work of UNCTAD.
This includes:
  • Organizing the annual UNCTAD Public Symposium
  • Organizing civil society activities and events at UNCTAD Conferences
  • Organizing hearings, consultations, briefings and informal meetings with experts and civil society
  • Reviewing and processing requests for accreditation and observer status with UNCTAD
  • Providing civil society with relevant information and documentation on UNCTAD activities
  • Liaising and interacting with other UN system focal points for civil society


06 November 2014Member States and civil society call for reform of investor state dispute settlement
05 November 2014Parliamentarians can unlock corporate investment in sustainable development
29 October 2014Multinationals wary of unpredictable legal environment
30 September 2014Inequality a major challenge for low, middle and high income countries
30 September 2014Urgent global action needed to tackle tax avoidance
Page 7 of 20, items 31 to 35 of 98



CSO NEWSLETTER, November 2006 (UNCTAD/IAOS/2006/6)
CSO NEWSLETTER, August 2006 (UNCTAD/IAOS/2006/5)
Page 4 of 7, items 16 to 20 of 33

Tab Control

CSO E-Alert
UNCTAD publishes a periodical CSO E-Alert on events, activities and publications of interest to civil society.
To be included in our mailing list, please subscribe here
Quick links
Public Symposium 2013

Please wait....