The twelfth session of the Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues will be held from 12 to 13 February 2008 in Room XXVI at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 12 February 2008.
The Commission will consider the reports of its expert meetings and of intergovernmental groups of experts as well as a substantive agenda item on foreign direct investment and financing for development.
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 18 January 2008. States that are not members of the Commission are entitled to be represented by observers. Other participants (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 badge at the United Nations Security Service, Pregny Gate entrance, 14 avenue de la Paix. The Security Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 United Nations 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
19 December 2007