The fifty-third session of the Trade and Development Board will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 27 September 2006, in Room XX at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. Kindly note that the Board will complete its work on Tuesday, 10 October 2006. The closing plenary will be convened at 3 p.m. on 10 October 2006.
Provisional agenda and organization of work
The provisional agenda for the fifty-third session was approved at the thirty-eighth executive session of the Board on 30 June 2006. The provisional agenda and its annotations are circulated in document TD/B/53/1.
Members of the Board are requested to submit to the UNCTAD secretariat, by 15 September 2006, the credentials of their representatives and the names of alternate representatives and advisers who will participate in the session.
Other participants (i.e. members of UNCTAD not members of the Board, the specialized agencies, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations in the General and Special Categories wishing to participate as observers) are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat by 15 September 2006 of the names of their representatives.
Upon arrival, participants are requested, before entering the Palais des Nations, to collect their badges at the UN Security Service, Pregny Gate entrance, 14 Avenue de la Paix. The Security Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (non-stop). Because of the security measures in force, participants are strongly advised to arrive before 9 a.m. in order to complete entry procedures in good time and proceed to the Meeting in the E-Building (Bâtiment E) of the Palais. Participants are requested to carry a passport or similar national identity card 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.
All 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 02 14; e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
9 August 2006