10 November 2022, Geneva, Switzerland – The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) will jointly conduct a roundtable discussion on the topic “The Global Rules that Advance Local Solutions” on 24 November 2022, at Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The roundtable discussion will feature distinguished women Diplomats and Leaders responsible for fostering Sustainable Development.

These women leaders will gather to discuss what could be done urgently to adopt the framework and conditions that govern international trade, finance, investment, and technology transfer under the current circumstances to reduce inequality and provide economic and social stability and progress.

In particular, the roundtable will discuss possible global-led solutions to the following issues:

  • The spectre of a global recession and a notable deterioration of the purchasing power of workers and decent work.
  • The increase of illicit economies and conflicts.
  • The instability of markets fueled by speculative moves and price and quantity manipulations in the supply and demand of key commodities.
  • Public opinion disenchantment with policy proposals that are incompatible with democratic rule.

The speakers will share their impressions on how global rules can impact development on the ground in these areas.

The roundtable discussion will be held as a side event to the UNCTAD Trade and Development Commission Session in Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Register today

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022 from 15:00 to 17:00 CET.

Location: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Participants will need an official invitation to attend in-person in the roundtable, please indicate in your online registration if you need an invitation (limited slots are available).

This roundtable will also be available live online. Please register so we can inform you how to access the live streaming.

Register from the below link for both in-person and online participation.


About The UNCTAD Trade And Development Commission, Thirteenth Session

The Trade and Development Commission is a subsidiary body of the Trade and Development Board and, as defined in the Bridgetown Covenant (para.121), will consider the outcomes of expert meetings and synergies between the three pillars (research and analysis; consensus-building; and technical assistance) and the work of the subprogrammes of UNCTAD. See website.

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