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Trade and Development Board, Twenty-eighth special session – Fiftieth Anniversary of UNCTAD
17 June 2014
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

UNCTAD at 50On 16 June 1964 the first United Nations Conference on Trade and Development concluded with, among other outcomes, the proposed establishment of a permanent body to deal with issues of international trade and development, namely UNCTAD.

During this special session of 17 June 2014, members of the Trade and Development Board shall convene and celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of that historical decision.

 

Programme Timetable

10:00–13:00 hrs.

Celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of UNCTAD

Welcome and introductory remarks

  • Mr. Triyono Wibowo, President of the Trade and Development Board

Opening remarks

  • Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

Keynote address:

  • Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
  • Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga, Vice-President of the Swiss Confederation

The member States of UNCTAD will have an opportunity to make statements after the opening statements.

15:00–18:00 hrs.
  • Celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of UNCTAD (continued)

  • Indonesian traditional cultural event

Agenda

Documents

(TD/B(S-XXVIII)/1) - 07/04/2014 - 34 KB - Agenda item 1 
Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;
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