Exactly 40 years since Kenya hosted the 4th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development conference, Nairobi will yet again achieve another milestone on the week of July 17 by hosting The 14th UNCTAD conference. This is arguably the biggest event ever in trade world where 7000 delegates from different avenues will meet. The conference will basically be divided into 5 key forums which are the World Leaders’ Summit and the World Investment Forum, 7th Commodities Forum, Civil Society, Regional Group Meetings and Youth Forum.
ARE WE READY FOR THE UNCTAD CONFERENCE ?
Kenya’s Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Monica Juma told a media briefing in Nairobi that Kenya has completed all the required preparations for hosting the 14th UN Conference. The government commenced the preparation for the event in December 2015 by appointing a multi-stakeholder National Preparatory Committee comprising public and private sector officials.
“The conference will reinforce Kenya’s high profile status and help to cement the country’s position as a global economic and trade player,” Juma said.
The event will take place at the famous Kenyatta International Conventions Centre.
ABOUT UNCTAD 14
According to the description on their main homepage, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a subsidiary organ of the United Nations General Assembly, established in 1964 to promote trade, investment, and development in developing countries. Headquartered in Geneva, UNCTAD has 194 member States as well as numerous intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and other observers. The fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) will bring together Heads of State and Government, ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society, and academia to tackle global trade and economic development issues.
Visit the UNCTAD 14 Nairobi website to watch their video and learn more about the event.
Keep the conversation going on twitter with hashtag #UNCTAD14.