On the occasion of the forthcoming quadrennial meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XII) to be held in Accra, Ghana on 20-25 April 2008, the CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS CITEE) organises a two-day international conference in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 13-14, 2008, within the framework of its project on Linkages between Trade, Development and Poverty Reduction (TDP). The conference seeks to formulate a set of key messages to be fed into the Civil Society Forum, which will be held during the UNCTAD XII. Towards such objective, the conference will discuss the four sub-themes of the UNCTAD XII, which are:
- Enhancing coherence at all levels for sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in global policy making, including the contribution of regional approaches;
- Key trade and development issues and the new realities in the geography of the world economy;
- Enhancing the enabling environment at all levels to strengthen productive capacity, trade and investment: mobilising resources and harnessing knowledge for development; and
- Strengthening UNCTAD – enhancing its development role, impact, and institutional effectiveness.
Participants will include civil society organisations, business associations, media, academics, government officials, representatives from international and inter-governmental organisations and the donor community.
African Civil Society’s Recommendations to UNCTAD XII>>