unctad.org | UNCTAD induction course for new Geneva-based delegates
UNCTAD induction course for new Geneva-based delegates
19 October 2012
10:00 -13:00 hrs., Room XXVI, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues


  • To familiarize new delegates covering UNCTAD with the organization's structure, relationship with the United Nations system as well as its activities and programmes.

  • To provide an opportunity for newly arrived delegates to meet, discuss and network with each other on trade and development-related issues


  • UNCTAD's mandate, principal activities, structure of UNCTAD; the three pillars and their synergy

    The history of UNCTAD; It's principal accomplishments; The key elements of the UNCTAD XIII outcomes

  • The secretariat and its main substantive areas of work

    Organization; Main substantive areas of work; The services available to delegations before and after meetings

  • UNCTAD's intergovernmental machinery

    Work and procedures

  • The course is intended for members of permanent missions who are new to UNCTAD. Other delegates are also welcome


  • The course will last 3 hours. It is an intensive programme requiring the active involvement of all the participants. Each topic will include a period for discussion and questions on points of specific interest to the participants

Working languages:

  • Interpretation will be provided in the official languages of the United Nations


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UNCTAD secretariat
Intergovernmental Support Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Fax: +41 (0)22 917 0214
E-mail: correspondence@unctad.org


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