The eleventh United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XI) was held at the Anhembi Centre in São Paulo, Brazil, from 13 to 18 June 2004. The Conference was attended by ministers and representatives of UNCTAD´s member States, officials from international, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations, parliamentarians, academicians, entrepreneurs and the media. A number of other events were convened in parallel with the intergovernmental debate.
Civil society organizations, private sector entities and academic institutions were accredited and participated in a wide range of events and activities of the Conference. Civil society organisations played a major role during UNCTAD XI and its preparatory process.