The Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Pascal Lamy, outlined the necessary steps to facilitate greater inter-Arab region trade, during a panel discussion at the 13th quadrennial session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII). The event brought together leading economists and prominent members of the... Read more
A high-level event on women in development was convened during the 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII). Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayyasa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who inaugurated  the high-level event, said that under the leadership of Her Highness is Sheikha Moza... Read more
HE Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President of the United Nations General Assembly, addressed a special session on the second day of UNCTAD XIII. The President outlined the unique relationship that UNCTAD has shared with the UN General Assembly, since it established the conference 48 years ago. The special session was... Read more
During a high-level meeting at UNCTAD XIII on 21st April, 2012, HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kawari, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, was elected President of the Conference of UNCTAD XIII. Qatar has officially taken over the presidency of UNCTAD for the next four years, becoming the first country... Read more
With proceedings for the 13th quadrennial session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) currently underway, members of the Qatari government have held important bilateral and multilateral meetings to enhance cooperation and prepare for the post UNCTAD XIII era. During the conference, HE Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulaziz... Read more
Economic growth in the occupied Palestinian territory has been hindered by the imposed segmentation and separation of various Palestinian communities from each other. Donor money, which accounts for approximately 60% of the GDP, is still not enough to pay for the trade deficit with Israel, highlighted today Mahmoud Elkhafif,... Read more
Members of the European Parliament’s Development Committee (MEPs) are set to attend the thirteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII). The event will take place at Qatar’s National Convention Centre from 21st to 26th April. Bringing together delegates from its 194 nations, UNCTAD... Read more
The call from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for a re-engineering of globalisation is extremely timely, according to International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia. In advance of the 13th session of the quadrennial meeting (UNCTAD XIII), the ILO Director-General sent a message to the... Read more
Qatar is aiming to bring forward the debate on development-centered globalisation,by hosting the Civil Society Forum (CSF) in parallel with 13th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Forum will be held from 17 to 26 April 2012 at the Qatar National Convention Centre.... Read more
Doha will soon be in the international spotlight as it’s set to host the UN Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) quadrennial meeting for the first time in the Middle East. The 13th UNCTAD will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre from the 21st to 26th of April. ... Read more