Following on earlier Geneva Dialogues and in the context of fiftieth anniversary celebrations, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi convenes the Third Geneva Dialogue at the Palais des Nations, Geneva on 18 June.
Rising inequality is the result of policy choices and not an inevitable consequence of globalization, argued policymakers and experts on the first day of the UNCTAD Public Symposium in Geneva on 18 June.
Fiftieth anniversary meeting reaffirms UNCTAD’s commitment to multilateral approach to trade and development.
The report finds that most investment measures taken in the review period pointed toward greater openness and transparency or toward a mix of restrictiveness and relaxation. In the area of investment policies related to national security, three G20 members extended the list of industries or activities subject to security-related review mechanisms.
Development experts address need for a strong UNCTAD and probe what lies ahead for economic development and multilateralism at round table honouring the organization’s founding Secretary-General, Raúl Prebisch.
UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi, together with high-level former UNCTAD officials, reflects on the past 50 years of the institution and the way forward.