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UNCTAD Conferences
 
The highest decision-making body of UNCTAD is the quadrennial conference, at which member States make assessments of current trade and development issues, discuss policy options and formulate global policy responses. The conference also sets the organization’s mandate and work priorities.
 
  • The conference is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly.
  • The conferences serve an important political function: they allow intergovernmental consensus building regarding the state of the world economy and development policies, and they play a key role in identifying the role of the United Nations and UNCTAD in addressing economic development problems.

 


 

 UNCTAD CONFERENCES

 
Start DateTitleLocationCountry
08-25 Feb 1992Eighth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD VIII)Cartagena (Colombia)
13-18 Jun 2004Eleventh session of the Conference (UNCTAD XI)São Paulo (Brazil)
07 May-03 Jun 1979Fifth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD V)Manila, (Philippines)
23 Mar-16 Jun 1964First session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD I)Geneva (Switzerland)
05-31 May 1976Fourth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD IV)Nairobi (Kenya)
27 Apr-11 May 1996Ninth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD IX)Midrand (South Africa)
31 Jan-29 Mar 1968Second Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, second session (UNCTAD II)New Delhi (India)
06-30 Jun 1983Sixth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD VI)Belgrade (Serbia)
12-19 Feb 2000Tenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD X)Bangkok (Thailand)
13 Apr-21 May 1972Third session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD III)Santiago (Chile)
21-26 Apr 2012Thirteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII)Doha (Qatar)
20-25 Apr 2008Twelfth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XII)Accra (Ghana)
08 Jul-03 Aug 1987United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, seventh session (UNCTAD VII)Geneva (Switzerland)
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