unctad.org | Global Commodities Forum 2016
Global Commodities Forum 2016
15 - 16 July 2016
Kenyatta International Convention Centre, Amphitheatre
Nairobi, Kenya

Key Issues

Breaking the Chains of Commodity Dependence


UNCTAD will hold the 7th Global Commodities Forum on 15 and 16 July in Nairobi, as an integral part of UNCTAD 14.

Under the theme of Breaking the chains of commodity dependence, participants will discuss how commodity-dependent developing countries can adapt to the twin shocks of lower commodities prices and shrinking demand from emerging economies, so as to realize their national objectives and the 2030 Agenda.

The Forum is a free, public platform to debate critical issues at the intersection of commodities and development. It helps frame international policy discussions on commodities and features developing countries' challenges and experts. A multi-stakeholder dialogue, the Forum attracts high-level decision makers and experts from the public, private and civil society sectors.

Deadline for registration: 30 June 2016. Please register at https://reg.unog.ch/event/5481/


 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
Danièle Boglio
tel: +41 (0) 22 917 6286
e-mail: daniele.boglio@unctad.org
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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