UNCTAD Public Symposium: Making Trade and Finance Work for People and the Planet
22 - 24 June 2011
Palais des Nations

Key Issues

  • Financial and monetary reforms for sustainable development: global and regional initiatives

    What are the global and regional initiatives needed to avert new crises and make trade and finance work for full and productive employment, reduce inequalities and promote sustainable development?

  • Making the transition to a green economy fair and equitable

    How can the move to a green economy be fair – in terms of finance, trade, investment and technology – between and within countries?

This third annual UNCTAD Public Symposium provides a venue for multi-stakeholder dialogue on topics likely to dominate the global political agenda in 2011 and 2012.

Participants from civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, academia, the media, international organizations and governments will have an opportunity to exchange views and proposals on these issues, notably in relation to the following processes:

  • UNCTAD XIII, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (2012)

  • Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (2012)

  • G20 Summit (2011)

The programme will include a combination of plenary and breakout sessions organized by UNCTAD, cs os and partner organizations. On 22 and 23 June, participants will debate the above themes.

On 24 June, civil society groups will be able to organize strategy sessions related to key political processes underway (G20, UNCTAD XIII, Rio+20).

 


Contact:

Civil Society Outreach (CSO) Unit

Communications, Information and Outreach,
Office of the Secretary-General
UNCTAD
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
UNCTAD Public Symposium 2011

T: +41 22 - 917 5048 / 917 1848 / 917 2475
F: +41 22 - 917 0056
E: cso@unctad.org

Documents

11/07/2011 - 12 Pages - 80 KB

Notification

The UNCTAD secretariat has the honour to invite member States to UNCTAD´s third public symposium, which will debate "Making Trade and Finance Work for People and the Planet". The symposium will be held on 22 and 23 June 2011 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The event is intended to build on the successes of the first two UNCTAD public symposiums by broadening the views and perspectives of multiple stakeholders on topics likely to dominate the global political agenda in 2011 and beyond.

Key topics that will be debated include:

Financial and Monetary Reforms for Sustainable Development: Global and Regional Initiatives

What are the global and regional initiatives needed to avert new crises and make trade and finance work for full and productive employment, reduce inequalities and promote sustainable development?

Making the transition to a green economy fair and equitable

How can the move to a green economy, in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, be fair - in terms of finance, trade, investment and technology at the national and international levels?

The symposium will include two moderated plenary sessions, which will be convened on the mornings of 22 and 23 June. Focused parallel breakout sessions to debate key aspects related to the above two topics will be held on the afternoon of both days. The symposium is open to representatives of member States, parliamentarians, international organizations, other United Nations agencies, civil society, the private sector, academia and the media.

Communications concerning representation at the symposium should be sent to the UNCTAD secretariat, Intergovernmental Support Service, Palais des Nations, CH-1211 Geneva 10 (Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0214; e-mail: meetings@unctad.org).

All other enquiries should be addressed to Ms. Amel Haffouz, tel: +41 (0) 22 917 5048, e-mail: amel.haffouz@unctad.org.

(signed)

Petko Draganov
Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD
13 April 2011


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