The eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Competition Law and Policy will be held from Tuesday, 19 July, to Thursday, 21 July 2011. The session will open in
room XVIII on the first floor of the Palais des Nations, Geneva, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 19 July.
Background documents and agenda
The provisional agenda, together with the secretariat´s annotations thereto, is being circulated as document TD/B/C.I/CLP/7.
In line with the agreed conclusions adopted at the Sixth United Nations Review Conference (TD/RBP/CONF.7/11 and TD/RBP/CONF.7/L.16) held from 8 to 12 November 2010, the consultations at the eleventh session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts will focus on the following topics:
- The foundations of an effective competition agency
- The importance of coherence between competition and government policies
- Peer review of Serbian competition law and policy
- Review of the experience gained to date in enforcement cooperation, including at the regional level
- Consultations on the Model Law
The session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts will also provide an opportunity to conduct a voluntary peer review of Serbia.
In order to facilitate the deliberations and the informal exchange of experiences and best practices on the topics to be discussed, member States and observers are requested to submit written contributions to the UNCTAD secretariat by Monday, 27 June, to allow participants to prepare themselves for the consultations.
States members of UNCTAD wishing to nominate experts to the session are requested to do so by Tuesday, 5 July 2011.
Specialized agencies and intergovernmental bodies wishing to participate in the session are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat by Tuesday, 5 July, of the names of their representatives.
Non-governmental organizations in the General Category that are interested in the work of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts and wish to participate as observers are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat of the names of their representatives by the same date.
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.
Before entering the Palais des Nations, participants are requested to collect their badges at the United Nations Security Service, Pregny Gate entrance, 14 avenue de la Paix. Participants are required to carry a passport or similar national identity card with them. The Security Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. non-stop. Because of the security measures in force, participants are strongly advised to arrive before 9 a.m. in order to complete the entry procedures in good time and proceed to the meeting.
Further information and contact details
Communications concerning representation should be sent to the UNCTAD secretariat, Intergovernmental Support Service, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10; fax: 41 22 917 02 14; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Substantive and other inquiries should be addressed to the UNCTAD secretariat, Competition and Consumer Policies Branch; fax: 41 22 917 00 44;
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
12 May 2011