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Hearing with Civil Society
24 May 2018
14:00-17:00 hrs., Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

The Hearing with Civil Society provides a platform for UNCTAD management and delegates from our member states to engage with representatives of civil society.

The Hearing will focus on the following topics:

  • New ways in which the United Nations could address the crisis of multilateralism and trade, its development machinery, and what would be the contribution of UNCTAD

  • Industrial policies and productive capacity policies for a digital economy

  • Plugging financial leakages, mobilizing domestic and international resources to deliver the SDGs

  • Building resilience to multiple shocks affecting people and sustainable development

These topics have been chosen because they will lead the high-level discussions at the annual meeting of UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board (4-12 June), which oversees our work between the ministerial conferences.

Hearing with Civil Society


The hearing is open to staff of the United Nations, delegates of UNCTAD member states, and representatives of civil society organizations that:

If your organization does not fit into any of these categories, but has been active in our work – for example, you have been a panelist at an UNCTAD meeting, or your organization has a Memorandum of Understanding with UNCTAD or has organized an event with us  – you are welcome to register but must provide the relevant information.

Online registration is mandatory for all those wishing to attend the hearing

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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