All Events (17-25 April 2008)


17 April 2008
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
11:00 - 11:30
Main event
18 April 2008
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
10:30 - 13:00
(Pre-forum Event)
Organized by the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and UNCTAD
World Investment Forum
14:00 - 15:45
WAIPA is holding its annual World Investment Conference (WIC), and this segment is conceived for the networking of WAIPA members.
World Investment Forum
16:00 - 18:00
(Pre-forum Event)
World Investment Forum
20:00 - 22:00
Jointly organized by UNCTAD and WAIPA and sponsored by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre
World Investment Forum
19 April 2008
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
10:00 - 10:30
H.E. Mr. John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana
Mr. Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Chaired by Kai Hammerich, President of WAIPA
World Investment Forum
10:00 - 13:00
Organized by the Agency for International Trade Information and Cooperation (AITIC) , UN Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS) and UNCTAD
Pre-event
10:00 - 18:00
(UNCTAD XII pre-conference event, off-site)
Organized by UNCTAD and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation
Pre-event
10:30 - 13:00
Stakeholders Event (Session I)
World Investment Forum
12:30 - 15:00
Parallel and side event
13:00 - 15:00
Sponsored by the China-Africa Business Council
World Investment Forum
15:00 - 17:00
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 18:00
Stakeholders Event (Session II)
Organized in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC)
World Investment Forum
20:00 - 22:00
Handover of WAIPA presidency
Sponsored by APEX, the investment promotion agency of Brazil
World Investment Forum
20 April 2008
09:00 - 10:00
Parallel and side event
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
10:00 - 12:00
(Ministerial session)
Parallel and side event
10:00 - 13:00
As UNCTAD and the Group of 77 and China (G77) were born together, the timing of the special G77 Ministerial Meeting coincides with the twelfth session of UNCTAD.
Parallel and side event
10:00 - 13:00
Stakeholders Event (Session III)
World Investment Forum
11:45 - 12:30
Press conference held by UNCTAD and UNDP
Conference Hall 1
Creative Africa
12:30 - 13:30
Luncheon for CEB Heads of Agencies or Deputies
(By invitation only)
Parallel and side event
13:00 - 15:00
Luncheon (By invitation only)
Senior government officials and business leaders will exchange views on how developing countries can attract investment and maximize its benefits.
World Investment Forum
13:45 - 14:45
(Session open to debate)
Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations will participate in this session.
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 16:30
Inaugural Statements by:
His Excellency Mr. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil
His Excellency Mr. John Agyekum Kafour, President of Ghana
His Excellency, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Main event
16:30 - 18:30
- Adoption of agenda
- Election of the Bureau and conference officers
- Organization of work
- Establishment of the Credentials Committee
Main event
20:00 - 22:00
Parallel and side event
21 April 2008
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
10:00 - 13:00
Focusing on trade and development, the segment will draw the attention of Heads of State and Government to the economic aspects of Africa's needs and demonstrate the potential of UNCTAD to make a difference.
Main event
10:00 - 13:00
Parallel and side event
13:30 - 15:30
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 18:00
The dialogue will provide a platform for business partnerships, investment and international cooperation, with a view to strengthening the capacities and competitiveness of Africa’s creative products and services in global markets.
Investment Hall
Creative Africa
15:30 - 18:30
Committee Hall 1
Main event
16:00 - 19:00
Opening address by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
World Investment Forum
16:00 - 19:00
Main event
17:30 - 18:30
Parallel and side event
19:00 - 19:30
As a leading promoter of entrepreneurship, the Empretec programme of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has launched the Women in Business Award.
World Investment Forum
20:00 - 22:00
(By invitation only)
Parallel and side event
22 April 2008
08:30 - 10:00
Breakfast event with coffee, tea and snacks
Organized by UNCTAD, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cordaid, The Netherlands
Room 3 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
09:45 - 10:00
VIP Lounge
Parallel and side event
10:00 - 13:00
Sub-theme 1: Enhancing coherence at all levels for sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in global policy making, including the contribution of regional approaches.
Main Hall
Main event
10:00 - 18:00
Committee Hall 1
Main event
10:00 - 18:00
Committee Hall 2
Main event
12:00 - 13:00
(Ministerial session)
Plenary Hall (tent)
Parallel and side event
12:30 - 13:30
Inauguration by the Minister of Culture of Ghana and invited guests
National Theatre
Creative Africa
13:00 - 15:00
(Organized by UNCTAD and Commonwealth Secretariat)
Room 3 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
13:00 - 15:00
Experts will analyze the impact of sustainability standards on small-scale farmers and will try to define strategies that help them maximize benefits while minimizing costs.
Room 2 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
13:00 - 15:00
Lunch for heads of State, Government and delegations (By invitation only)
Keynote speake: H.E. Mrs. Tarja Halonen, President, Republic of Finland
State Banquet Hall
Parallel and side event
14:00 - 15:00
Journalists and delegates are welcome
Meeting Room 3
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 18:00
Open discussion on the opportunities for poor communities, African designers and SMEs in the global market of Ethical Fashion and on how to overcome prevailing obstacles to enter the value chains.
Room 1 at the World Investment Forum
Creative Africa
15:00 - 18:00
Sub-theme 3: Enhancing the enabling environment at all levels to strengthen productive capacity, trade and investment: mobilizing resources and harnessing knowledge for development.
Plenary Hall (tent)
Main event
18:00 - 19:00
Plenary Hall (tent)
Parallel and side event
23 April 2008
09:00 - 10:00
Committee Hall 1
Parallel and side event
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
10:00 - 13:00
Sub-theme 2: Key trade and development issues and the new realities in the geography of the world economy.
Plenary Hall (tent)
Main event
10:00 - 18:00
Main Hall
Main event
10:00 - 18:00
Committee Hall 1
Main event
13:00 - 14:00
Organized by UNCTAD, with the financial support of the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)
Room 2 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
13:00 - 15:00
(Organized by United Nations regional commissions)
The perspectives of each one of the United Nations regional commissions on Aid for Trade and their activities in this field will be presented during this event.
Room 1 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
13:30 - 14:30
Committee Hall 2
Parallel and side event
14:00 - 15:00
Organized by UNCTAD's BioTrade Initiative, with financial support of State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
Room 3 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 16:00
Meeting Room 2
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 18:00
Sub-theme 2: Key trade and development issues and the new realities in the geography of the world economy.
Plenary Hall (tent)
Main event
20:00 - 21:00
(by invitation only)
Room 2 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
20:00 - 23:50
National Theatre
Creative Africa
24 April 2008
09:00 - 10:00
Committee Hall 1
Parallel and side event
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
10:00 - 13:00
Sub-theme 3: Enhancing the enabling environment at all levels to strengthen productive capacity, trade and investment: mobilizing resources and harnessing knowledge for development.
Main Hall
Main event
10:00 - 18:00
Committee Hall 1
Main event
10:00 - 18:00
Plenary Hall (tent)
Main event
13:00 - 15:00
Room 1 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
13:00 - 15:00
Luncheon (by invitation only)
Jointly organized by the Government of the Netherlands and UNCTAD
Parallel and side event
13:30 - 14:30
Committee Hall 2
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 16:00
Room 3 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 17:00
Sub-theme 1: Enhancing coherence at all levels for sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in global policy making, including the contribution of regional approaches.
Main Hall
Main event
17:00 - 19:00
Sub-theme 3: Enhancing the enabling environment at all levels to strengthen productive capacity, trade and investment: mobilizing resources and harnessing knowledge for development.
Main Hall
Main event
20:00 - 23:50
National Theatre
Creative Africa
25 April 2008
09:00 - 18:00
CSO Forum
10:00 - 10:30
(Private)
Meeting Room 2
Parallel and side event
10:00 - 13:00
Sub-theme 4: Strengthening UNCTAD; enhancing its development role, impact, and institutional effectiveness.
Main Hall
Main event
13:00 - 15:00
Room 1 at the World Investment Forum
Parallel and side event
15:00 - 17:00
Sub-theme 4: Strengthening UNCTAD; enhancing its development role, impact, and institutional effectiveness.
Main Hall
Main event
17:00 - 19:00
Plenary Hall (tent)
Main event
17:30 - 20:00
Plenary Hall (tent)
Main event
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