UNCTAD has the honour to invite member States to attend a special event to mark the release of the Second Report of the UNCTAD Secretary-General's Panel of Eminent Persons, which is entitled Addressing Key Economic Issues to Advance Sustainable Development: Ideas for Actions.
The members of the Panel were asked to advise me, in their personal capacities, on the key and emerging economic development challenges of today, and to provide concrete ideas for international initiatives to deal with them, and on how to strategically position UNCTAD in this context.
The event will be chaired by His Excellency Mr. Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Ambassador of Kazakhstan and President of the Trade and Development Board.
The Report will be introduced by the Chair of the Panel, Her Excellency Ms. Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland, and the co-Chair, Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, of Columbia University, United States of America.
This will be followed by remarks by Her Excellency Ms. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, Vice-President of the Dominican Republic.
After the Eminent Persons' introduction, Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, will share his reflections on the Report, in a document entitled UNCTAD Today and Tomorrow.
Copies of both documents will be made available in the room.