The Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi is convening the Second Geneva Dialogue on Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda in continuation of the informal and open multi-stakeholder dialogue on post-2015 development agenda with member States, international organizations, private sector and civil society.
The theme of the Second Geneva Dialogue is "The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda: The Road from Bali'.
The First Geneva Dialogue (28 November 2013) acknowledged the need for the "Geneva Trade Hub" to mobilize its expertise with a view to enriching the narratives towards formulation of the Post-2015 development agenda.
Featuring special addresses by Mr. Robert Azevêdo, Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO) and Mr. Tofail Ahmad, Minister of Commerce of Bangladesh among other panelists, the Second Geneva Dialogue will discuss:
The role of trade as an "enabler" of achieving inclusive and sustainable development; and
How we can coherently address international trade as a development-enabler in the two important processes, i.e. (i) formulation of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda; and (ii) the on-going WTO post-Bali process that is defining work program addressing the remaining Doha Development Agenda issues.