The Acting Secretary-General, Isabelle Durant, will brief and interact with delegates on UNCTAD 15, its importance for multilateralism as asymmetries and vulnerabilities are increasing. She will also provide an update on the status of the negotiations of the outcome document, which will guide UNCTAD’s work over the next quadrennial.
This HLPF side event serves as a pre-event to the fifteenth UNCTAD Ministerial Meeting (UNCTAD15) where UN member States will review how development has evolved over time and across regions, propose ways to support developing countries through a revigorated multilateralism that boost sustainable development and support the decade of actions. Join us for this pre-event where we will explore systemic SDGs aligned solutions including the necessary transformations of finance, how to leave no one offline – given the breath-taking speed of digital transformation, reshape global value chains, and boost economic structural transformation and diversification, all of which leading to more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient economic and trading systems. Acting Secretary-General, Isabelle Durant will brief member states on UNCTAD 15, providing an overview of its programme and status of the negotiations of the outcome document, which provide a roadmap for UNCTAD’s work over the next four years. The pre-event will also offer an opportunity for New York based delegates to exchange with the Acting SG and explore better Geneva-New York linkages in the areas of international trade, finance, investment, technology, entrepreneurship, and sustainable development aiming to improve SDGs aligned solutions that address inequalities, asymmetries, and vulnerabilities, and reach prosperity for all – the theme of UNCTAD 15.