22-24 June, 2011
UNCTAD's third Public Symposium provided a venue for multi-stakeholder dialogue on topics likely to dominate the global political agenda in 2011 and 2012.
- Financial and monetary reforms for sustainable development: global and regional initiatives
What are the global and regional initiatives needed to avert new crises and make trade and finance work for full and productive employment, reduce inequalities and promote sustainable development?
- Making the transition to a green economy fair and equitable
How can the transition to a green economy, in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication, be made fair at the national and international levels? Read More »
Read the complete report on the discussions including the summaries to the plenary
and breakout sessions of the 2011 Public Symposium, see the Publication.
Participants from civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, academia, the media, international organizations and governments will have an opportunity to exchange views and proposals on these issues, notably in relation to the following processes:
- UNCTAD XIII, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (2012)
- Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (2012)
- G20 Summit (2011)
The programme will include a combination of plenary and breakout sessions organized by UNCTAD, civil society organizations (CSOs) and partner organizations. On 22 and 23 June, participants will debate the above themes. On 24 June, CSOs will be able to organize strategy sessions related to key political processes underway (G20, UNCTAD XIII, Rio+20).