Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues, Fifth session
12 - 16 February 2001

Key Issues



The fifth session of the Commission on Investment, Technology and Related Financial Issues will be held from 12 to 16 February 2001. The session will open at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, at 10 a.m. on Monday, 12 February 2001.

The substantive items of the provisional agenda for the fifth session were agreed at the Consultations of the President of the Trade and Development Board with the Bureau, Coordinators and interested delegations on 31 March 2000. The provisional agenda will be circulated in document TD/B/COM.2/28.

Membership of the Commission is open to all States members of UNCTAD. States not wishing to become members of the Commission are entitled to be represented by observers. States members of the Commission are requested to provide the Secretary-General of UNCTAD with the credentials of their representatives and the names of their alternate representatives and advisers by 5 February 2001, bearing in mind that the work of the Commission is such as to attract the attendance of relevant senior public sector officials concerned with international investment and technology matters, as well as private sector representatives. Other participants (i.e. States wishing to attend the session as observers, the 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.

All communications concerning representation should be sent to: UNCTAD secretariat, Intergovernmental Support Services, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10. (Tel: +41 22 907 5007; Fax: +41 22 907 00 56; e-mail:

All other inquires should be addressed to: Secretary of the Commission, Intergovernmental Support Services. (Tel: +41 22 907 57 97; Fax: +41 22 907 00 56; e-mail:

Rubens Ricupero
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
21 December 2000


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