Analytical Note, February 2007

Getting UNCTAD XII right: recommendations on theme and sub-themes.

This South Centre Analytical Note makes some recommendations on the possible theme and sub-themes for UNCTAD XII. It seeks to provide a conceptual overview of what UNCTAD XII should focus on so that the results of the ministerial conference will be an UNCTAD that is stronger, better able to play a significant role in global economic governance, and more capable of promoting – through its three pillars of policy research and analysis, intergovernmental consensus-building, and technical assistance – equitable and sustainable global development, especially of developing countries.

It suggests that UNCTAD XII should be both a visionary and a practical conference that will lead to a shared conception of a common global future, and UNCTAD’s practical institutional contributions in shaping that future, marked by mutual cooperation and multilateral dialogue.

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