unctad.org | Multi-year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development, tenth session
Multi-year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development, tenth session
25 - 26 April 2018
Room XXVI, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

The meeting will discuss commodity markets and assess the trade and development implications of commodity dependence for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, giving due attention to sectors relevant to commodity-dependent developing countries.

The meeting will provide a forum for sharing country experiences in addressing the impacts of declining commodity prices on vulnerable groups and assisting commodity-dependent developing countries in formulating sustainable and inclusive development strategies to achieve the Goals by 2030.

The meeting will identify policies that these countries may pursue to maximize development benefits from commodity production and trade. It will also evaluate the concentration of exports on a narrow range of commodities in developing countries and countries with economies in transition, with a view to identifying the challenges posed by commodity price volatility on economic performance in these countries.

Participants will discuss policy options for achieving export diversification, both horizontally and through value addition, in commodity-dependent developing countries.

Contributions from Experts

Experts are encouraged to prepare and submit to the meeting brief papers (of about five pages) related to one or more of the issues contained in the provisional agenda and to their country's experience.




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Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;
Communications concerning representation:
UNCTAD Secretariat
Intergovernmental Support Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10

Fax: 41 22 917 0214
E-mail: meetings@unctad.org
All other enquiries:
Mr. Janvier Nkurunziza
Officer-in-Charge of the Special Unit on Commodities

T.:  +41 22 917 1648 or  +41 22 917 6286
E.: commodities@unctad.org

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