unctad.org | Short courses on key issues on the international economic agenda for delegates from Permanent Missions in Geneva (Second semester 2017)
Short courses on key issues on the international economic agenda for delegates from Permanent Missions in Geneva (Second semester 2017)
30 October 2017
10:00-13:00 hrs., Room XXVI of the Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Trade and Logistics, and the Sustainable Development Goals
[Delivered by the Division on Technology and Logistics]

 

This course will explore the mutual linkages between specific Sustainable Development Goals and trade logistics efficiency to ensure access to overseas markets through international transport and trade facilitation services.

Emphasis will be placed on maritime transport, ports, multimodal transport, connectivity and transit to provide participants with analysis and guidance to make transport more efficient and less costly, while increasing its resilience and sustainability, enhancing trade and port efficiency and improving transit and trade facilitation.

On the one hand, countries that are more advanced in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals are likely to have more capacities to provide efficient trade logistics services to their importers and exporters. On the other hand, by investing in sustainable and resilient transport and trade facilitation reforms, countries will also achieve certain Sustainable Development Goals.

Key findings of the fifth session of the Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation (23 and 24 October 2017) and of the Review of Maritime Transport 2017, will be presented during the course.

Participants will learn about the latest findings of UNCTAD research, technical assistance and intergovernmental deliberations, with specific policy recommendations to help reap the benefits of international instruments and technical assistance in trade logistics.

Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Arabic;
Contact:
Ms. Randa Jamal
Project Coordinator, Knowledge Development Branch
UNCTAD
T.: 41 22 917 2718;
E.: randa.jamal@unctad.org
 
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