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UNCTAD-IAESB Accountancy Education Forum
08 March 2011
Room XXVI, Palais des Nations

Key Issues

International accountancy and education leaders will meet at the United Nations in Geneva for the UNCTAD-IAESB Accountancy Education Forum: Implementation of International Education Standards and Capacity-Building for High-Quality Corporate Reporting.

The forum is hosted by the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The full-day event will address the core considerations, requirements, and public interest benefits of developing a professional accountancy education program.

The agenda includes panel discussions and interactive sessions that aim to share best practices, provide support tools, and answer questions, with a focus on the implementation of the International Education Standards set by the IAESB, and the UNCTAD-ISAR Accounting Model Curriculum.

Questions include:

  • What are the considerations and requirements for developing a professional accountancy education program?

  • What are some of the critical capacity-building needs in the area of accounting education?

  • What assistance exists to develop professional accountancy education programs and implement the requirements? How can progress towards implementing these requirements be assessed?

  • How do these programs impact the global economy?

Substantive outcomes of the discussions at the Forum are expected to contribute to further development of the UNCTAD "Capacity-building framework for high quality corporate reporting" and its assessment methodology. The development of human capacity is one of the main elements of this framework.

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