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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

“The Crisis of Multilateralism - Is a Global Green New Deal the Solution” Geneva, August 26-30, 2019

Organized with the support of:

Division of Globalization and Development Strategies - UNCTAD 

Young Scholars Initiative – Institute for New Economic Thinking


The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) are excited to invite you to UNCTAD Summer School 2019. The school will take place at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland during August 26-30, 2019.The activity aims to bring together academics, policy experts, young policy makers and scholars to participate in an international debate on globalization and the management of its consequences for developing countries.

The theme for the UNCTAD Summer School 2019 is “Multilateralism, and Geneva Principles for a Global Green New Deal”.

Daily activities at the summer school to be held at the United Nations Office at Geneva will involve:

  • Lectures by UNCTAD staff, senior academics and policymakers.

  • •Presentations by Young Scholars.

  • Interactive debates between academics, policy experts, young policy makers and scholars. 

The school is jointly organized by the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies at UNCTAD and the Young Scholars Initiative. Its planned as an interdisciplinary academic forum that aims to provide its participants with insights regarding current policy debates for developing countries in which UNCTAD is engaged.The interdisciplinary approach aims to deliver an integral theoretical, historical, economic and policy making perspective on the topics covered by the school. 

Find out more about the School's programme by clicking here. 

To apply to the summer school, please click here to be connected to our partner INET’s website on the event. 


Gül Unal
#2 Gül Unal 2019-06-14 14:22
Dear Umukoro
We look forward to receiving your application. Also please take a look at the following paper. The theme of the summer school will be very much in line with the issues discussed in this document. If you submit an application to present a paper, UNCTAD will cover the costs for travel and accommodation.
Simeon Umukoro
#1 Simeon Umukoro 2019-06-05 12:36
Dear VI Online Team,This is an interesting subject, it will be a pleasure to participate in this process of learning.