The UNCTAD secretariat would like to invite delegates new to UNCTAD to participate in an induction course.
To familiarize new delegates covering UNCTAD with the organization's structure and relationship with the United Nations system as well as its activities and programmes.
To provide an opportunity for newly arrived delegates in UNCTAD to meet each other and key officials of the secretariat.
UNCTAD's mandate, principal activities and structure; the three pillars and their synergy
- What is the history of UNCTAD?
- What have been its principal accomplishments?
- What are the key elements of the UNCTAD XIII outcomes?
The secretariat and its main substantive areas of work
- How is the secretariat organized?
- How can delegations best interact with the secretariat?
- How can delegates better prepare for meetings?
- What does the secretariat produce and how can the benefits be maximized?
- What are the services available to delegations before and after meetings?
UNCTAD's intergovernmental machinery
- What is the structure and logic behind the intergovernmental machinery?
- What are the outcomes of meetings? How do they relate with the broader work of the United Nations?
- What do the various officers of a meeting (Chair, Vice-Chair, Rapporteur) do?
The course is primarily intended for delegates new to UNCTAD. Other delegates are also welcome.
The course will last 6 hours. It is an intensive programme requiring the active involvement of all the participants. Each topic will include a period for discussion and questions on points of specific interest to the participants.