UN Trade and Development 60th anniversary celebration

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UN Trade and Development 60th anniversary celebration
12-14 June 2024 - Palais des Nations Geneva – Switzerland

Geneva, Switzerland, 13 May 2024


Dear media representatives,

You are cordially invited you to join the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the UN Trade and Development. This milestone event (Geneva, 12-14 June 2024) will include a variety of programmes and discussions centered on trade and development.

The celebration will feature a Global Leaders Forum, inaugurated by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Secretary-General Rebeca Grynspan, alongside Heads of State, Nobel Laureates, and prominent economists. Secretary-General Grynspan will lead discussions on past accomplishments and future goals, underscoring the importance of placing development at the heart of economic decisions and amplifying the voices of developing countries.

The Forum's theme, "Charting a New Development Course in a Changing World", will highlight UNCTAD's integrated approach to global trade and development. The discussions will encompass finance, technology, investment, and sustainable development, with a special focus on developing countries, including Africa, least developed countries, small island developing states, and landlocked nations. This event provides a platform to explore innovative solutions with leading policy makers and thinkers from around the world.

Please register here to join us in presence or virtually.

Sincerely yours,

Press Office

**About UN Trade and Development: **

UN Trade and Development (formerly known as UNCTAD) is dedicated to promoting inclusive and sustainable development through trade and investment. With a diverse membership, it empowers countries to harness trade for prosperity.

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