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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 evolving situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been decided that meetings scheduled until the end of April 2020 and listed below will be postponed. New dates will be communicated in due course.
  • Commission on Science and Technology for Development, twenty-third session (23-27 March 2020)
  • Working Party on the Strategic Framework and the Programme Budget, eightieth session (30-31 March 2020)
  • Multi Year Expert Meeting on Commodities and Development, Twelfth session (1-2 April 2020)
  • Multi-year Expert Meeting on Transport, Trade Logistics and Trade Facilitation, Eighth session, (20-22 April 2020)
  • Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy, Fourth session, (29 April-1 May 2020)
Meetings of the Trade and Development Board and the Preparatory Committee for UNCTAD 15 will take place as scheduled, subject to re-evaluation as conditions warrant.
Please consult the information on COVID-19 for meeting participants here.

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