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Debate on Value Chains: How to share benefits more equitably
22 January 2020
13:00-14:30, Room VIII, Palais des Nations (3rd floor, Building A)
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Trade tensions have highlighted the importance of fair trade considerations and how benefits of global value chains are shared.

This lunch-time event will provide participants the opportunity to network and to debate value chains management and how to make them more equitable, inclusive and sustainable.

The event is organized in partnership with the Fair Trade Advocacy Office, a joint initiative of Fairtrade International and the World Fair Trade Organization, who will also present its new report “New business models to put people and planet first”.

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Programme

13:00–13:20

Networking and sandwich lunch

1:20–13:35

Welcome remarks and how UNCTAD supports more equitable value chain management

  • Ms. Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD

13:35–13:55

Introduction to the Fair Trade movement and presentation of new World Fair Trade Organization report “New business models to put people and planet first

  • Mr. Sergi Corbalán, Executive Director, Fair Trade Advocacy Office

  • Mr. Bob Doherty, Professor, University of York, United Kingdom

13:55–14:20

Debate

14:20–14:30

Closing remarks

  • Ms. Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General, UNCTAD

Co-organized with:Fair Trade Advocacy Office
Language(s):English; French;
Contact:
Covid-19 Advisory
 
In view of the current situation concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it has been decided in the public interest to postpone all UNCTAD meetings scheduled in May 2020, including those listed below. New dates will be communicated in due time.
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Trade, Services and Development (5 to 6 May 2020)
  • Short course for Geneva-based delegates - Para 166 (8 May 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Investment, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Productive Capacity-building and Sustainable Development (13 May 2020)
  • UNCTAD ad-hoc meetings
 
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.
 
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