Governments and, increasingly, other actors such as international and non-governmental organizations use multilateral conferences as an important means to achieving policy objectives. Understanding UNCTAD´s mandate and work is crucial to help States representatives identifying and addressing economic development problems.
This is the second in a series of three workshops intended to help prepare delegates for various intergovernmental processes in UNCTAD. The first focused on general knowledge of UNCTAD and its machinery, and on informal processes to facilitate consensus-building.
This second workshop will focus on the formal process (that is, a structured process with a clearly delineated format, milestones, and objectives).
The third workshop, which will take place during the third quarter of 2011, will focus on agenda-setting and follow-up to agreements reached by intergovernmental processes.
This course is open exclusively to members of Permanent Missions accredited to the United Nations Office at Geneva, irrespective of their ranks and functions, in particular recently accredited diplomats from developing countries who are new to a multilateral environment.
Participants who complete the workshop in its entirety will earn a Certificate of Accomplishment, awarded jointly by UNCTAD and UNITAR.