In accordance with the UNCTAD calendar of meetings, and as announced during the fifty-eighth regular session of the Trade and Development Board, the first meeting of the Preparatory Committee for UNCTAD XIII will take place on Monday, 17 October 2011.
The meeting will start at 10 a.m. in room XXVI of the Palais des Nations, and will resume in the afternoon at 3 p.m. as necessary.
At the meeting, regional groups will be invited to make statements presenting positions and position papers on the theme and subthemes of UNCTAD XIII. Thereafter, member States wishing to do so will also be invited to make statements.
Regional coordinators and member States wishing to make statements are encouraged to inform the secretariat prior to the meeting
Secretary of the Trade and Development Board
11 October 2011