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Trade and Development Board, 53rd executive session
27 - 28 June 2011
Room XXVI, Palais des Nations

Key Issues

Activities undertaken by UNCTAD in support of Africa: Enhancing Aid Effectiveness - From Paris to Busan

Questions for discussion:

  • How can aid be used to catalyse other forms of development finance and lay the foundations for exiting from aid dependence in the medium to long run?

  • How can the aid community improve on the quality of aid disbursed to recipient countries?

  • How can lessons from South-South cooperation contribute towards greater aid effectiveness?

  • What kinds of institutional mechanisms should be put in place by African governments to improve on the quality of aid?

  • What does Africa expect from the Fourth High-Level Conference on Aid Effectiveness?



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The fifty-third executive session of the Trade and Development Board will be held on 27-28 June 2011.

The session will open on Monday, 27 June, at 10 a.m. in Room XXVI of the Palais des Nations, Geneva.

The provisional agenda for the session, together with the secretariat´s annotations thereto, is contained in document TD/B/EX(53)/1/Rev.1.

Permanent representatives of States members of the Board are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat by 13 June 2011 of their intention to attend or, alternatively, to indicate the name and title of their representative.

Other participants (i.e. representatives of members of UNCTAD that are not members of the Board and representatives of the specialized agencies, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations wishing to attend as observers) are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat by 13 June 2011 of the names of their representatives.

Upon arrival, participants are requested, before entering the Palais des Nations, to collect their badges from the United Nations Security Service, Pregny Gate entrance, 14 Avenue de la Paix. The Security Service is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Because of the security measures in force, participants are strongly advised to arrive before 9 a.m. in order to complete entry procedures in good time and proceed to the meeting in the E-Building of the Palais. Participants are requested to carry a passport or similar national identity card with them. Taxis are not allowed to enter the grounds of the Palais des Nations; visitors will therefore be dropped off at the requested entrance gates. Furthermore, luggage may not be brought into the buildings unless the Security Service gives special clearance.

All communications concerning representation 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).


Supachai Panitchpakdi
Secretary-General of UNCTAD
19 May 2011


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