Public Symposium 2010

Public Symposium
10-11 May, 2010

 

UNCTAD's second annual Public Symposium built upon the successes of last year's event by debating insights from the crises and exploring new sustainable development paths.

 

 The symposium opened with a round table on the main themes, and was followed by moderated plenaries and focused breakout sessions. The closing session featured a keynote address by Ms. Mary Robinson.

 

 

From the Symposium

Publication

Read the complete report on the discussions including the summaries to the plenary
and breakout sessions of the 2010 Public Symposium, see the Publication.


Report

Read the report on the discussions and debates during the 2010 Public Symposium,
see the Report .


Participants

The full list of participants at the Public Symposium 2010, see the list of participants.


Presentations

Available presentations delivered during the various sessions, see the Presentations.


Photos

View photos from the plenary and breakout sessions in the Photo gallery.


Audio

Listen to symposium presentations and breakout sessions in audio format.


Programmes

View the programmes from the Public Symposium 2010:

Public Symposium Programme
Breakout Sessions Programme

 

The symposium is organized in cooperation with the United Nations
Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) and other partner organizations.


Who we are

Public Symposium Flyer

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Download the Public Symposium 2010 Flyer 

News


2011 

UNCTAD to hold 3rd Public Symposium

UNCTAD will hold its third public symposium on 22-24 June 2011 on the topic "Making Trade and Finance work for people and the planet". More>>


Publication on 2010 Public Symposium released 14 September 2010

Publication on 2010 Public Symposium released

The publication on the Public Symposium 2010 is now available as a PDF. The publication features the report of the symposium, supporting documentation, and photos. It will be presented to UNCTAD's Trade and Development Board at its upcoming 57th session. PDF>>

Proposals heard on alternative development strategies 11 May 2010

Proposals heard on alternative development strategies

Governments - as their interventions during the global recession have shown - need to play pragmatic roles in supporting development, said speakers at UNCTAD´s second Public Symposium. More>>

Mary Robinson gives Public Symposium´s closing address 11 May 2010

Mary Robinson gives Public Symposium´s closing address

The former President of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights told an UNCTAD civil-society symposium that accountability and "shared responsibilities" are needed to ensure development. More>>

Food security comes first, public symposium told 11 May 2010

Food security comes first, public symposium told

Food supplies and support for agriculture are too important to be left to market forces alone, and governments must play a dominant role, speakers said at UNCTAD's second public symposium. More>>

Call sounded for trade, financial reforms 10 May 2010

Call sounded for trade, financial reforms

Significant reforms are needed to the trade and financial systems to protect the interests of developing countries, speakers said at UNCTAD's second public symposium. More>>

UNCTAD to hold 2nd Public Symposium 10 May 2010

Near impossible" to achieve all Millennium Development Goals, public symposium told

Representatives of civil society organizations, businesses, universities, and Parliaments lamented this morning the enduring effects of the global recession on developing countries and urged financial reform and new thinking to help the world's poor even as the Greek debt crisis shows that the current world economic recovery is fragile. More>>

Contributions

View the available contributions on the themes and subthemes of the Symposium.

Please see the Contributions

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions led and organized by civil society will take place between plenaries to further debate issues related to the themes and subthemes of the symposium.

Please see the Breakout session topics