Colombian member EAFIT University, along with Vi’s 10 Colombian affiliate universities, will join Geneva experts and country representatives at the national launch of UNCTAD’s Trade and Development Report 2007. The event will be held via videoconference on November 7.

EAFIT will make the conference available to the public through a webcast beginning at 10 a.m. Colombian time (4 p.m. Geneva). To watch the event, visit

Representing UNCTAD will be Heiner Flassbeck and Alfredo Calcagno, from the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, and Jo Butler, Chief of the Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach Service. Permanent Representative Clemencia Forero Ucros, and EAFIT’s School of Administration ’s Dean, Francisco López, will represent Colombia.

The Trade and Development Report 2007, "Regional cooperation for development," was unveiled internationally on September 5. (See Vi Quarterly Newsletter, Issue #14 - September 2007 for more information on the report).

The video conference, which will allow Colombian counterparts to pose questions and discuss issues of national importance with UNCTAD experts, will be webcasted by EAFIT at

For more information:

* EAFIT news (in Spanish)
* Trade and Development Report 2007