Global Commodities Forum 2011

Global Commodities Forum 2011 

Global Commodities Forum 2011 (GCF 2011) is a major multi-stakeholder meeting to discuss and find better solutions to perennial problems of the commodity economy.


GCF 2011 will focus on:
  • The instability of mineral and agricultural markets and their interconnectedness.
  • The effectiveness of commodity policies and the sustainability of the production and use of commodities, long-term energy and food security.
  • The role of innovation and early warning systems.
  • Commodity finance and logistics

GCF 2011 will also address such key issues as the performance of commodity supply chains and the state of business practices and innovation.



Report of the Global Commodities Forum 2011 [PDF, 43 pages, 265 Kb]

Programme Timetable [PDF, 8 pages, 847 Kb]   and   Programme (Overview) [PDF, 2 pages, 78 Kb]



Commodities forum opens with agency chiefs calling for attention to climbing, volatile prices

31 January 11 - Volatile and rising prices for basic farm produce, petroleum and raw industrial materials are a cause for concern, especially for the poor of the world, said heads of international agencies this morning.


UNCTAD Secretariat
Special Unit on Commodities
Office E-9022
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10

Fax: + 41 22 917 0509
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Who Should Attend?

High-level government officials in charge of mineral resources and agriculture, corporate leaders involved in the production, trading, financing and distributing of hydrocarbons, metals, and food, representatives of international organisations, authoritative experts, academics and NGOs specializing in commodity issues.

Participants will attend in their personal capacities.

Specialized agencies and intergovernmental bodies wishing to participate in the meeting, as well as NGOs in the general category and those in the special category wishing to participate as observers, are requested to inform the UNCTAD secretariat of the names of their representatives by 17 January 2011.

Our Partners

GCF 2011 is supported by the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), and the Governments of China, Switzerland and France.


The GCF 2011 will open on 31 January 2011
in Room XVII of the Palais de Nations, Geneva

Palais de Nations, Geneva