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UNCTAD-ICO Workshop on Fostering Sustainable Development in Coffee-Exporting Countries
18 February 2020
Room VIII, Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

As part of their ongoing research and policy dialogue efforts, UNCTAD and the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) will hold a workshop on Fostering Development in Coffee-Exporting Countries on 18 February 2020 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

The objectives of this workshop are to:

  • Examine and debate the current issues and challenges of the international coffee market, in light of the findings of the Coffee Development Report 2019 published by ICO and gather inputs for the 2020 edition of the Coffee Development Report on "Sustainable Value Chains and Sourcing".

  • Discuss current and prospective measures regarding fostering development in coffee-exporting countries with a focus on sustainable sourcing practices based on a range of approaches.

  • Discuss the challenges and opportunities of bolstering value addition in the downstream value chains of coffee-producing countries




Co-organized with:International Coffee Organisation
Rodrigo Carcamo, Economic Affairs Officer, Commodities Branch, tel. +4122 917 2408
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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
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