Hanoi hosts Pre-UNCTAD XII conference

Nhan Dan – Hanoi, Vietnam, March 07, 2008

An international conference is being held in Hanoi on March 6-7 on the occasion of the forthcoming quadrennial meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XII) scheduled to be held in Accra, Ghana, on April 20-25.

The two-day conference, organised by the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS International), an Indian non-governmental organisation, focuses discussions on issues of the linkages between trade, development and poverty reduction.

Delegates from civil society organisations of Asian countries exchanged views of the globalisation impacts and issues related to trade and development, production capacity and UNCTAD’s role.

According to CUTS International, the conference will collect suggestions to send to the UNCTAD XII.

CUTS International with supports from the UK’s Department for International Development and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2005 has been carrying a project on linkages between trade, development and poverty reduction.

The project includes research activities and the dissemination of information about the development process of developing countries during the globalisation process. (VNA)

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