The tenth session of the Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues will be held from 6 to 10 March 2006 in Room XXVI at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. It will be opened at 10 a.m. on Monday, 6 March 2006.
The provisional agenda for the tenth session of the Commission will be circulated as document TD/B/COM.2/67. At its tenth session, the Commission will consider three substantive items and the reports of related subsidiary bodies. The substantive items are:
Policy issues related to investment and development (item 3);
Issues related to investment arrangements (item 4); and
Investment policy reviews: exchange of national experiences (item 5).
On the fourth day of the Commission (9 March 2006), there will presentations by representatives of international and regional organizations on their work in the area of investment. The Commission is expected to complete its work by 1 p.m. on 10 March 2006.
Membership of the Commission is open to all States members of UNCTAD. States members of UNCTAD wishing to attend the session are requested to provide the UNCTAD secretariat with the credentials of their representatives and the names of their alternate representatives and advisers by 17 February 2006. States that are not members of the Commission are entitled to be represented by observers. Other participants (i.e. the specialized agencies and intergovernmental bodies, as well as non-governmental organizations in the General and Special Categories wishing to participate as observers) are requested to indicate the names of their representatives by the same date.
Upon arrival, participants are requested, before entering the Palais des Nations, to collect their badges at the UN Security Service, Villa Les Feuillantines, 13, Avenue de la Paix (close to the main entrance to the Palais on the Place des Nations, on the opposite side of the road). The Security Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (non-stop). It is advisable to arrive by 9 a.m. to complete procedures and reach the session in good time. Walking from Villa Les Feuillantines to the E-Building (Bâtiment E) of the Palais takes about 10 minutes. Participants are advised to carry a passport or similar identification document with them. Taxis are not allowed to enter the grounds of the Palais des Nations, and visitors will therefore be dropped off at the requested entrance gates. Furthermore, luggage may not be brought into the buildings unless the Security Service gives special clearance.
Communications concerning representation should be sent to the UNCTAD secretariat, Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach Service, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10 (fax: + 41 (0)22 917 0214; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
For all other enquiries, please contact Ms. Christiane Stepanek-Allen (tel. +41(0)22 917 4519; fax: +41(0)22 917 0498, e-mail: email@example.com).
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
2 February 2006