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Conference Programme
Friday, 20 April
09:00 - 17:00
Meeting of African Trade Ministers, UNCTAD’s Support to the Implementation of the Action Plan for Boosting Intra-African Trade, in Collaboration with the African Union
HALL 2
The event will discuss the contribution of UNCTAD and other UN agencies to the implementation of the agreed Action Plan for Boosting Intra-African Trade.
Special Events
Saturday, 21 April
08:00 - 09:00
World Investment Forum
09:30 - 12:00
World Investment Forum
10:00 - 12:30
AUDITORIUM 3
Event to take stock of the achievements of the Interagency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity  since its  launch in 2008 at UNCTAD XII, and to discuss the main topic of the Conference from the Heads of Agencies' perspective.
Special Events
12:00 - 14:00
ROOM 201
This synopsis of data and analysis is a policy formulation reference point covering questions on globalization and its effect on world development and governance.
Lunch Time Events
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Time Events
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Time Events
14:00 - 17:00
THEATRE
  • Address by the Emir of Qatar
  • Statements by Heads of State and Heads of Government , and the United Nations
Main Event
17:00 - 17:30
Main Event
17:30 - 20:00
High-level Segment of Heads of State and Government , In the wake of the global economic crisis: New opportunities for economic growth with social equity
CONFERENCE HALL
Interactive dialogue where issues will be examined from the perspective of Heads of State and Government.  The discussion will also be open to questions and comments by delegates.
Main Event
20:30 - 23:00
DIPLOMATIC CLUB
Exhibitions Fairs and Cultural Events
Sunday, 22 April
09:00 - 10:00
CONFERENCE HALL

Statement by:

  • President of the UN General Assembly
  • Secretary-General of UNCTAD
  • President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Main Event
09:00 - 12:00
World Investment Forum
09:00 - 12:00
World Investment Forum
09:00 - 19:00
CSO Forum
10:00 - 12:30
World Investment Forum
10:00 - 13:00
Round Table 1, Enhancing the enabling economic environment at all levels in support of inclusive and sustainable development
CONFERENCE HALL
Interactive dialogue in two parts in which the issues will be examined from the perspective of six panellists before the discussion is opened up to questions and comments by delegates.
Main Event
10:00 - 13:00
AUDITORIUM 3
Ministers and senior policy makers of developing and least developed countries will share their experiences in designing and implementing policies for sustainable and inclusive development.
Special Events
12:00 - 14:00
World Investment Forum
14:00 - 17:00
HALL 2
The Conference will establish a main committee to consider and Report on the substantive items of the Conference, in particular the draft negotiating text.
Main Event
14:00 - 18:00
Main Event
14:30 - 17:30
World Investment Forum
15:00 - 18:00
Round Table 2, Promoting investment, trade, entrepreneurship and related development policies to foster sustained economic growth for sustainable and inclusive development
HALL 1
Main Event
17:30 - 20:30
ROOM 105
Discussing experiences of debt crises prevention and management. Announcing the beginning of the endorsement and implementation process of the principles on responsible sovereign lending and borrowing.
Special Events
18:00 - 19:00
Exhibitions Fairs and Cultural Events
19:30 - 20:30
Exhibitions Fairs and Cultural Events
Monday, 23 April
08:00 - 10:00
LDC Ministerial Working Breakfast on the Enhanced Integrated Framework, Integrating Trade into National Development Strategies: Accelerating delivery of results in the new global economic landscape
HALL 1
Special Events
09:00 - 16:30
CONFERENCE HALL
High-profile, interactive round table to yield new insights into the relationship between macro-economic policies, development and gender.
Main Event
09:00 - 18:00
Main Event
09:00 - 19:00
CSO Forum
09:00 - 18:00
Main Event
11:00 - 13:00
Special Events
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch Time Events
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch Time Events
14:00 - 18:00
AUDITORIUM 2

Special event is to examine the opportunities, challenges and global prospects for trade, development and value addition in natural gas.

Special Events
15:00 - 18:00
ROOM 201
The event is jointly hosted by UNCTAD and South Centre, Geneva
Special Events
18:00 - 19:00
Special Events
20:00 - 22:00
KATARA CULTURAL VILLAGE
Gala dinner (by invitation only)
World Investment Forum
Tuesday, 24 April
09:00 - 12:00
Round Table 3, Strengthening all forms of cooperation and partnerships for trade and development, including North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
CONFERENCE HALL
Interactive dialogue on how development cooperation and partnerships in international trade can be strengthened, mobilized and channelled to more effectively address current challenges and opportunities in international trade and enhance a process of sustainable and inclusive development.
Main Event
09:00 - 18:00
Main Event
09:00 - 18:00
Main Event
09:00 - 19:00
CSO Forum
09:30 - 17:00
AUDITORIUM 3
A forum for policy makers, business leaders, technology pioneers and experts, designed to facilitate the dialogue and action on key issues related to innovation and technology for development.
Special Events
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch Time Events
12:00 - 14:00
Lunch Time Events
12:00 - 14:00
[TBC]
The event is hosted jointly by UNCTAD and the Centre for WTO Studies, India.
Lunch Time Events
12:30 - 14:30
Lunch Time Events
15:00 - 18:00
ROOM 202
This event explores the key role of production structures and diversification in economic development, in particular the contribution of industrialisation to inclusive and sustainable growth.
(co-hosted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Special Events
15:00 - 18:00
Special Events
15:00 - 18:00
CONFERENCE HALL
This high-level event will address the challenges associated with graduation from LDCs status and the actions that both the LDCs and their development partners need to take to ensure a smooth transition within the agreed timetable.
Special Events
18:00 - 19:00
Special Events
Wednesday, 25 April
09:00 - 12:00
Special Events
09:00 - 12:00
Round Table 4, Addressing persistent and emerging development challenges as related to their implications for trade and development and interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development
CONFERENCE HALL
High-level debate on the persistent and emerging development challenges facing developing countries, with an emphasis on the role of structural transformation in addressing these challenges.
Main Event
09:00 - 15:00
Special Events
09:00 - 18:00
Main Event
09:00 - 18:00
Main Event
09:00 - 19:00
CSO Forum
12:00 - 14:00
Panel Discussion: The future international agenda on non-tariff measures (NTMs), followed by an information session on the UN Forum on (Private) Sustainability
AUDITORIUM 2
Exchange views on the growing effects of NTMs on international trade - particularly that of developing countries - and formulate elements of an integrated international agenda to effectively deal with them.
Lunch Time Events
13:00 - 15:00
ROOM 105
The event will showcase the successful experiences and positive impact of COMPAL in Latin America as well as lessons for other countries in the region, and how this programme has assisted young competition and consumer agencies.
Lunch Time Events
14:00 - 15:00
ROOM 202
Aimed at potential Trade Advocacy Fund applicants who wish to know more about the purpose of the Fund, eligibility criteria and procedures for making an application.
Special Events
15:00 - 18:00
AUDITORIUM 2

The event is hosted jointly by UNCTAD and the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, United Kingdom.

Special Events
15:00 - 18:00
AUDITORIUM 3
Discussion and experience-sharing on how best to enable a paradigm shift towards sustainable freight transport and explore the role of potential new sources and innovative funding mechanisms  - focusing in particular on the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and relevant climate finance instruments.
Special Events
15:00 - 18:00
AUDITORIUM 2
(Organized by UNCTAD and the Commonwealth Secretariat)
Special Events
Thursday, 26 April
09:00 - 12:00
Main Event
09:00 - 12:00
Special Events
09:00 - 12:00
Main Event
09:00 - 12:00
AUDITORIUM 2
Interactive discussion regarding the potential of information communication technologies in the areas of knowledge sharing, training and capacity development in developing countries, particularly Least Developed Countries.
Special Events
09:00 - 12:00
AUDITORIUM 1
The panel will provide a platform to advance the intergovernmental debate on creative economy issues. Ministers will share views on policy actions to foster a more creative, sustainable and inclusive society.
Special Events
15:00 - 18:00
Main Event