unctad.org | Trade and Development Board, sixty-fifth session
Trade and Development Board, sixty-fifth session
04 - 13 June 2018
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

​Provisional agenda of the 65th session of the TDB*

1. Procedural matters:
(a) Election of officers
(b) Adoption of the agenda and organization of the work of the session
(c) Adoption of the report on credentials
(d) Provisional agenda for the sixty-sixth session of the Trade and Development Board

2. High-level Segment
(a) New ways in which UN could address crisis of multilateralism and trade, its development machinery and what would be the contribution of UNCTAD
(b) Industrial policies and productive capacity policies for a digital economy
(c) Plugging financial leakages, mobilising domestic and international resources to deliver the SDGs
(d) Building resilience to multiple shocks affecting people and sustainable development

3. General Debate / Regular Segment

4. Annual report of the Secretary-General

5. Interdependence and development strategies in a globalized world

6. Economic development in Africa

7. Technology and innovation as effective means of implementation of the SDGs

8. Investment for development

9. Activities of UNCTAD in support of small island developing States and in support of landlocked developing countries and transit developing countries

10. Report of the IGE on E-commerce and Digital Economy

11. Contribution of UNCTAD to the implementation of the Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011–2020

12. Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people

13. Matters requiring action by the Board in the follow-up to the fourteenth session of the Conference

14. Evaluation and review of UNCTAD’s implementation of the quadrennial conference outcome

15. UNCTAD contributions to the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields

16. Institutional, organizational, administrative and related matters:
(a) Report by the Chair of the Advisory Body set up in accordance with paragraph 166 of the Bangkok Plan of Action on the implementation of courses by the secretariat in 2016–2017 and their relevant impact; and the appointment of members of the Advisory Body
(b) Designation of intergovernmental bodies for the purposes of rule 76 of the rules of procedure of the Board
(c) Designation of non-governmental organizations for the purposes of rule 77 of the rules of procedure of the Board
(d) Review of the calendar of meetings
(e) Membership of the Working Party
(f) Review of the lists of States contained in the annex to General Assembly resolution 1995 (XIX)
(g) Administrative and financial implications of the actions of the Board

17. Provisional agenda of the sixty-seventh executive session of the Trade and Development Board

18. Other business

19. Adoption of the report

* The draft provisional agenda of the 65th session of the TDB was approved at the closing plenary of the 66th executive session on 7 February 2018

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Communications concerning representation:
UNCTAD Secretariat
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Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10
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E-mail: meetings@unctad.org


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