The Symposium

The Public Symposium is UNCTAD's annual outreach event where government officials, civil society representatives, academics, the private sector and other stakeholders come together to engage in open and interactive dialogue on critical issues in development.

With its broad participation and emphasis on multi-stakeholder cooperation, the Symposium offers a unique opportunity for sharing best practices and engaging a wide range of development actors in constructive policy dialogue.

The 2014 edition of the Symposium will include a combination of moderated plenary sessions with leading experts and personalities from developed and developing countries and parallel breakout sessions organized by UNCTAD, civil society and partner organizations.

This year the Symposium will open with the Third Geneva Dialogue, part of a series of events where experts from the Geneva trade hub and other stakeholders debate global economic issues, including the post-2015 development agenda.