The thirty-third executive session of the Trade and Development Board will be held on Tuesday, 23 September 2003. The session will open at 10 a.m. in Room XXVI of the Palais des Nations, Geneva.
The provisional agenda is attached for the information of participants.
Permanent representatives of States members of the Board are requested to inform the Secretary-General of UNCTAD of their intention to attend, or alternatively, to indicate the name and title of their representative.
Other participants (i.e. members of UNCTAD not members of the Board, the specialized agencies, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations wishing to attend as observers) are requested to advise the Secretary-General of UNCTAD of the names of their representatives.
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 0056; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD
12 September 2003
PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR THE THIRTY-THIRD EXECUTIVE SESSION
OF THE TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD
1. Adoption of the agenda
2. Financing the participation of experts from developing countries and countries with economies in transition in UNCTAD expert meetings.
At its twentieth special session, in January 2003, the Board decided, in decision 474 (S-XX), that, on an experimental basis, participation of experts in UNCTAD expert meetings would be financed on the basis of extrabudgetary contributions. It further decided that it would discuss the working of the scheme, including if necessary the issue of the replenishment of the reserve fund, in late September 2003 and regularly thereafter on the basis of an evaluation provided by the Secretary-General of UNCTAD, in the light of the criteria established by the Board at its nineteenth special session. The secretariat will prepare an evaluation for consideration by the Board (TD/B/EX(33)/2).
3. Other business
4. Report of the Board on its thirty-third executive session