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Third Geneva Dialogue: Trade as a Means of Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
18 June 2014
10:00–13:00 hrs, Room XXVI, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

 
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- Second Geneva Dialogue (4 April 2014)
- First Geneva Dialogue (28 November 2013)
The UNCTAD Secretary-General's Geneva Dialogue on Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda is an informal, open and inclusive multi-stakeholder dialogue between member States, international organizations, private sector and civil society.

 

The Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi is convening the Third Geneva Dialogue as part of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of UNCTAD.

The theme of the 3rd Geneva Dialogue is "Trade as a means of Implementation for Sustainable Development" (Background note).

Taking into account the Zero Draft of the Sustainable Development Goals that was circulated for the discussions at the 12th session of the Open Working Group (OWG), the dialogue will endeavor to:

  • Clarify what is at stake in the discussions in the OWG and in the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing; and

  • Exchange views on "what should be done by whom" within the global partnership framework with a view to making trade work as an effective means of implementation for achieving inclusive and sustainable development for the period 2015-2030 and beyond.

Participants will include member States, international organizations, private sector, academia and civil society.


Programme

Moderated by: Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD

10.00-10.15 Opening remarks by Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD and Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of Culture of, Arts and Heritage, Qatar, and President of UNTAD XIII
10.15-10.30 Special address by Leonel Fernández, Former President of the Dominican Republic
10.30-11.00
The view of the "New York processes" on the role of trade in implementing sustainable development goals
  • Pertti Majanen, Ambassador of Finland and the Co-Chair of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
  • Q&A
    11.00-11.30
    Trade as an enabler of sustainable development goals: How to capture it in the SDG framework?
  • Claire Melamed, Head of Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme, Overseas Development Institute, UK
  • Q&A
    11.30-13.00 Open Dialogue on the Theme

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