In preparation for UNCTAD XII, to be held from 20 to 25 April 2008 in Accra, Ghana, UNCTAD and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) are jointly organizing a one-day workshop, to be held at JETRO headquarters in Tokyo.
The main purpose of the workshop will be to examine the joint JETRO-UNCTAD publication entitled "South-South trade and regional trade agreements in Asia", including the implications of such trade and agreements for Asian developing countries and South-South trade in general.
At the invitation of JETRO, the Secretary-General of UNCTAD will deliver a keynote speech at the workshop. Both UNCTAD and JETRO will deliver presentations on the publication, which will be followed by a panel discussion in which experts from business and academia will discuss further issues associated with the joint research, including lessons that can be drawn from the Asian experience for other developing countries.
This is the first of two UNCTAD XII pre-events related to the above publication (the second will be held in Geneva on 2 April 2008).
For further information on the workshop, please contact:
Mr. Victor Ognivtsev
tel: +41 22 917 58 65
Ms. Minako Morita
tel: +41 22 917 5650
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
27 February 2008