A partnership with academia

Building knowledge for trade and development


Real-time video of UNCTAD's 12th Ministerial Conference, the quadrennial event where its 192 member States set the organization's priorities and work plan, is now available by visiting http://www.un.org/webcast/unctad/index.asp.

Of particular interest for the Vi membership, and beginning Tuesday, are webcasts of thematic roundtables on investment, globalization, commodities and south-south trade.

Also of interest is Sunday's news conference, featuring UNCTAD Secretary-General, Supachai Panitchpakdi, speaking on the trade and development implications of the food price crisis.

Below you will find a schedule of the round tables. Times are local for Accra, Ghana (Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) + 0:00).

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

10:00 - 13:00
Globalization, development and poverty reduction - their social and gender dimensions

15:00 - 18:00
Creating an institutional environment conducive to increased foreign investment and sustainable development

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

10:00 - 13:00
The changing face of commodities in the 21st century

15:00 - 18:00
Emergence of a new South and South-South trade as a vehicle for regional and interregional integration for development

Thursday, 24 April 2008

10:00 - 13:00
Harnessing knowledge and technology for development

15:00 - 17:00
Debt management solutions supporting trade and development

Friday, 25 April 2008

10:00 - 13:00
Strengthening UNCTAD: enhancing its development role

15:00 - 17:00
Strengthening UNCTAD - Enhancing its impact and institutional effectiveness

Should you miss any of the events, take a look at the video archive.