The Ad Hoc Expert Meeting on Logistics Services will be held on Thursday, 13 July 2006, at the Palais des Nations, Geneva. The Meeting will open at 10 a.m.
Member States of UNCTAD are requested to nominate experts at an early date and not later than 30 June 2006. Experts will participate in the Meeting in their personal capacities, are expected to have proven expertise in the subject and may be selected from governmental and non-governmental organizations, private entities or academia. The Meeting may be of particular interest to government officials and representatives of the private sector dealing with the logistics services sector, including regulators, services trade negotiators and services providers. In addition, experts from international and regional organizations dealing with issues related to the topic will be invited as resource persons.
Specialized agencies and intergovernmental bodies wishing to participate in the Meeting, as well as non-governmental organizations in the General Category and those in the Special Category wishing to participate as observers, are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat of the names of their representatives by 30 June 2006.
Background documents and contributed papers
The agenda for the Meeting will be provided shortly. In order to facilitate the discussion, the UNCTAD secretariat is preparing an issues note, which will be circulated.
In addition, all experts are encouraged to prepare and submit brief papers related to their country´s experience in regulation and liberalization of logistic services, the sector´s contribution to the development of developing countries, and opportunities for suppliers of logistics services from developing countries to access regional and global markets. These papers will be made available to the Meeting in the form and language in which they are received.
The meeting will take place at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Palais des Nations. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in the six official languages of the United Nations.
Further information and contact details
Nominations and related communications concerning representation at the Meeting should be sent to the UNCTAD secretariat, Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach Service, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10; fax: + 41(0) 22 917 0214; e-mail: email@example.com.
Enquiries concerning substantive issues should be addressed to a coordinator in the substantive division, Ms. Mina Mashayekhi or Martine Julsaint-Kidane, tel: +41 (0) 22 917 5866 or +41 (0) 22 917 5863, fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0044, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
21 June 2006