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Civil Society HiveTalks
01 October 2018
17:30-20:30 hrs., Graduate Institute's Auditorium Jacques-Freymond, Rue de Lausanne 132
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

  • Do you work for an NGO?

  • Do you work on trade and development issues in Africa, Latin America and Asia?

Then join us for our first-ever Civil Society HiveTalks on 1 October, on the eve of the World Trade Organization's Public Forum.


Keeping with the WTO Public Forum's topic: "Trade 2030", the HiveTalks will focus on what's needed to get the global trading system to work better for people and planet by 2030.

But it will break from the standard panel discussion set-up.

There will be no speeches, no prepared statements. Just interactive, hands-on discussion.

The concept plays on the idea of a beehive, where participants move between different discussion tables, giving their views on the issues. In the process, we draw on our collective intelligence and diverse experiences to come up with strikingly innovative ideas.

We'll be looking at issues such as making sure digital technologies don't leave certain parts of the population further behind, crafting a trading system that decreases inequalities and offers opportunities to all, and strengthening the resilience of vulnerable populations to economic and financial crises.

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The event will take place at the Graduate Institute's Auditorium Jacques-Freymond, right next to Villa Barton (next to the WTO).

We'll kick things off at 17:30 and will wrap things up around 20:30.


Civil Society Outreach Unit
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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