The theme and sub-themes for the Conference were approved at the executive session of the Trade and Development Board in April 2011. The President of the Board, His Excellency Mr. Luis Manuel Piantini Munnigh, observed that the theme conveys the message that development must be at the heart of the globalization process, and that development must be inclusive and sustainable.
Development-centred globalization: Towards inclusive and sustainable growth and development
- Enhancing the enabling economic environment at all levels in support of inclusive and sustainable development.
- Strengthening all forms of cooperation and partnerships for trade and development, including North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation.
- 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.
- Promoting investment, trade, entrepreneurship and related development policies to foster sustained economic growth for sustainable and inclusive development.