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18 - 19 mars 2013
Geneva, Suisse

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Global Commodities Forum 2013
 

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Further information on the GCF 2013

The Global Commodities Forum, organized by UNCTAD with the support of its partners, is a major multi-stakeholder meeting to discuss and find better solutions to perennial problems of the commodity economy.

The theme of this fourth Global Commodities Forum is "Recommitting to commodity sector development as an engine of economic growth and poverty reduction."

The Global Commodities Forum will address key issues relating to risk management and resilience, such as methods and mechanisms for developing countries and small-scale producers to prosper in spite of the ongoing volatility in commodity markets.

Due attention will be given to the agricultural sector, with a session on overcoming disadvantages in the sector by developing capabilities, investing in neglected infrastructure and other public goods, and filling the void left by the elimination of parastatal institutions.

Two breakout sessions will be held. One session will be for stakeholders to discuss the challenges and solutions involved in collecting, analysing and disseminating market information and other commodities data, and the other on how to improve transparency in commodity markets and value chains.

Participation

The Global Commodities Forum will bring together ministers and other high-level representatives of governments, corporate executives of banking and finance institutions, leading academics and experts, and non-governmental organizations.

Member States of UNCTAD are requested to help to disseminate the information on the Global Commodities Forum to the main stakeholders in their countries, thus facilitating their active participation in the Forum.

Participants in this informal high-level multi-stakeholder meeting will attend in their personal capacities, and will include leading policymakers, businesspeople and experts of the commodity economy.

Specialized agencies and intergovernmental bodies wishing to participate in the meeting, as well as non-governmental organizations in the general category and those in the special category wishing to participate as observers, are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat of the names of their representatives by 8 March 2013.

Documents

(GCF2013/prog) - 18/03/2013 - 274 KB  
 
(GCF2013/RegForm) - 06/03/2013 - 133 KB  
 
(GCF2013/bn) - 462 KB  
 
(UNCTAD/SUC/2013/4) - 19/05/2014 - 1076 KB  
 
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Programme

Présentations

18/03/2013 - 353KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Risk management and resilience: methods and mechanisms for developing countries and small producers to prosper in spite of price volatility in the commodities markets
 
18/03/2013 - 155KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Risk management and resilience: methods and mechanisms for developing countries and small producers to prosper in spite of price volatility in the commodities markets
 
18/03/2013 - 1113KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Risk management and resilience: methods and mechanisms for developing countries and small producers to prosper in spite of price volatility in the commodities markets
 
18/03/2013 - 143KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Playing catch-up in the agricultural sector: investing in neglected infrastructure and services in the agricultural sector; filling the void left by the elimination of parastatal institutions
 
18/03/2013 - 1709KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Playing catch-up in the agricultural sector: investing in neglected infrastructure and services in the agricultural sector; filling the void left by the elimination of parastatal institutions
 
18/03/2013 - 1128KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Playing catch-up in the agricultural sector: investing in neglected infrastructure and services in the agricultural sector; filling the void left by the elimination of parastatal institutions
 
19/03/2013 - 510KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Challenges and solutions in collecting, analysing and disseminating market information and other commodities data
 
19/03/2013 - 2566KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Challenges and solutions in collecting, analysing and disseminating market information and other commodities data
 
19/03/2013 - 224KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Challenges and solutions in collecting, analysing and disseminating market information and other commodities data
 
19/03/2013 - 3740KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Challenges and solutions in collecting, analysing and disseminating market information and other commodities data
 
19/03/2013 - 13653KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Contribution of the energy sector in economic growth and development: Lessons from the experiences of Total, GDF Suez, Gas Natural Fenosa
 
19/03/2013 - 6KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Improving transparency in commodities markets and value chains
 
18/03/2013 - 496KB - Point à l'ordre du jour Risk management and resilience: methods and mechanisms for developing countries and small producers to prosper in spite of price volatility in the commodities markets
 
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Langue(s):; English; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;
Contact:
Communications concerning representation at the meeting
UNCTAD secretariat, Intergovernmental Support Service
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0214
E-mail: meetings@unctad.org or gcf@unctad.org
All other enquiries
Mr. Samuel K. Gayi, Head of the Special Unit on Commodities
Tel: +41 (0) 22 917 2131
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0509
E-mail: samuel.gayi@unctad.org
Catherine Katongola-Lindelof
tel: +41 (0) 22 917 1648
fax: +41 (0) 22 917 0509
e-mail: catherine.katongola@unctad.org
or
Danièle Boglio
tel: +41 (0) 22 917 6286
e-mail: daniele.boglio@unctad.org
 

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