BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:west-eleventh.com BEGIN:VEVENT UID:661a69f2610ec DTSTART:20211003T090000Z SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:OPAQUE DTEND:20211003T210000Z LOCATION:Online\, SUMMARY:Fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev elopment (UNCTAD 15) CLASS:PUBLIC DESCRIPTION:The fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development �UNCTAD 15 �presents an opportunity for the develop ment community to align the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development with th e global “new normal�created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a major Uni ted Nations conference of the “decade for action�for achieving the Su stainable Development Goals\, the ministerial conference must address the massive unmet trade\, finance\, investment and technology needs of develop ing countries struggling in the face of the COVID-19 challenge.\n\nThe pan demic led to an economic standstill\, closed borders and a severe retrench ment in cross-border economic activity �this has effectively paralysed trade as an engine for sustainable prosperity. Compounded by the “pre-ex isting�lack of trust in multilateralism\, the global trading system was woefully unprepared for this global health crisis.\n\nThe most vulnerable countries continue to be the hardest hit by the pandemic\, at a time when they were already not doing well. The pandemic and its fallout have expos ed existential challenges to the very tenets of globalization and will hav e a lasting impact on future efforts by developing countries to gainfully benefit from the global economy.\n\nIn addition\, COVID-19 revealed the ur gency of the need to transform global approaches to trade and development if we are to chart a sustainable course to a better recovery. UNCTAD 15 gi ves us a window of opportunity to build the political will to effect the s ystemic changes needed to ensure a better recovery\, as countries have rea lized the devastating limits of current development practices. From a trad e and development perspective\, a better recovery must be green\, resilien t\, just and digital �but it must also be for all peoples and all count ries\, not just those who can afford it.\n\nIn the past\, UNCTAD ministeri al conferences generated ambitious solutions and rebuilt goodwill among na tions. UNCTAD 15\, hosted by Barbados\, must be such a conference. It must offer hope to vulnerable small island developing States facing lost touri sm and travel revenues\; it must offer feasible instruments to African cou ntries and least developed countries looking to develop their productive c apacities\; and it must offer a path forward on debt forgiveness and digit al cooperation\, especially for middle-income countries.\n\nAs part of the programme of the Conference\, to be regularly updated\, a series of onlin e pre-events and forums are being organized between May and September 2021 to pave the way for UNCTAD 15.\n\nTogether with Barbados\, as the host co untry\, and with the resolute commitment of the entire UNCTAD membership\, we can achieve a sustainable path forward under the Conference theme “F rom inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all�\n\n \n\nVisit the UNCTAD15 Website\n\n \n//unctad15.org/\n\nView meeting on uncta d.org\n//west-eleventh.com/meeting/fifteenth-session-united-nations-confere nce-trade-and-development-unctad-15 DTSTAMP:20240413T111810Z END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:661a69f26115e DTSTART:20211004T090000Z SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:OPAQUE DTEND:20211004T210000Z LOCATION:Online\, SUMMARY:Fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev elopment (UNCTAD 15) CLASS:PUBLIC DESCRIPTION:The fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development �UNCTAD 15 �presents an opportunity for the develop ment community to align the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development with th e global “new normal�created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a major Uni ted Nations conference of the “decade for action�for achieving the Su stainable Development Goals\, the ministerial conference must address the massive unmet trade\, finance\, investment and technology needs of develop ing countries struggling in the face of the COVID-19 challenge.\n\nThe pan demic led to an economic standstill\, closed borders and a severe retrench ment in cross-border economic activity �this has effectively paralysed trade as an engine for sustainable prosperity. Compounded by the “pre-ex isting�lack of trust in multilateralism\, the global trading system was woefully unprepared for this global health crisis.\n\nThe most vulnerable countries continue to be the hardest hit by the pandemic\, at a time when they were already not doing well. The pandemic and its fallout have expos ed existential challenges to the very tenets of globalization and will hav e a lasting impact on future efforts by developing countries to gainfully benefit from the global economy.\n\nIn addition\, COVID-19 revealed the ur gency of the need to transform global approaches to trade and development if we are to chart a sustainable course to a better recovery. UNCTAD 15 gi ves us a window of opportunity to build the political will to effect the s ystemic changes needed to ensure a better recovery\, as countries have rea lized the devastating limits of current development practices. From a trad e and development perspective\, a better recovery must be green\, resilien t\, just and digital �but it must also be for all peoples and all count ries\, not just those who can afford it.\n\nIn the past\, UNCTAD ministeri al conferences generated ambitious solutions and rebuilt goodwill among na tions. UNCTAD 15\, hosted by Barbados\, must be such a conference. It must offer hope to vulnerable small island developing States facing lost touri sm and travel revenues\; it must offer feasible instruments to African cou ntries and least developed countries looking to develop their productive c apacities\; and it must offer a path forward on debt forgiveness and digit al cooperation\, especially for middle-income countries.\n\nAs part of the programme of the Conference\, to be regularly updated\, a series of onlin e pre-events and forums are being organized between May and September 2021 to pave the way for UNCTAD 15.\n\nTogether with Barbados\, as the host co untry\, and with the resolute commitment of the entire UNCTAD membership\, we can achieve a sustainable path forward under the Conference theme “F rom inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all�\n\n \n\nVisit the UNCTAD15 Website\n\n \n//unctad15.org/\n\nView meeting on uncta d.org\n//west-eleventh.com/meeting/fifteenth-session-united-nations-confere nce-trade-and-development-unctad-15 DTSTAMP:20240413T111810Z END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:661a69f26116b DTSTART:20211005T090000Z SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:OPAQUE DTEND:20211005T210000Z LOCATION:Online\, SUMMARY:Fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev elopment (UNCTAD 15) CLASS:PUBLIC DESCRIPTION:The fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development �UNCTAD 15 �presents an opportunity for the develop ment community to align the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development with th e global “new normal�created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a major Uni ted Nations conference of the “decade for action�for achieving the Su stainable Development Goals\, the ministerial conference must address the massive unmet trade\, finance\, investment and technology needs of develop ing countries struggling in the face of the COVID-19 challenge.\n\nThe pan demic led to an economic standstill\, closed borders and a severe retrench ment in cross-border economic activity �this has effectively paralysed trade as an engine for sustainable prosperity. Compounded by the “pre-ex isting�lack of trust in multilateralism\, the global trading system was woefully unprepared for this global health crisis.\n\nThe most vulnerable countries continue to be the hardest hit by the pandemic\, at a time when they were already not doing well. The pandemic and its fallout have expos ed existential challenges to the very tenets of globalization and will hav e a lasting impact on future efforts by developing countries to gainfully benefit from the global economy.\n\nIn addition\, COVID-19 revealed the ur gency of the need to transform global approaches to trade and development if we are to chart a sustainable course to a better recovery. UNCTAD 15 gi ves us a window of opportunity to build the political will to effect the s ystemic changes needed to ensure a better recovery\, as countries have rea lized the devastating limits of current development practices. From a trad e and development perspective\, a better recovery must be green\, resilien t\, just and digital �but it must also be for all peoples and all count ries\, not just those who can afford it.\n\nIn the past\, UNCTAD ministeri al conferences generated ambitious solutions and rebuilt goodwill among na tions. UNCTAD 15\, hosted by Barbados\, must be such a conference. It must offer hope to vulnerable small island developing States facing lost touri sm and travel revenues\; it must offer feasible instruments to African cou ntries and least developed countries looking to develop their productive c apacities\; and it must offer a path forward on debt forgiveness and digit al cooperation\, especially for middle-income countries.\n\nAs part of the programme of the Conference\, to be regularly updated\, a series of onlin e pre-events and forums are being organized between May and September 2021 to pave the way for UNCTAD 15.\n\nTogether with Barbados\, as the host co untry\, and with the resolute commitment of the entire UNCTAD membership\, we can achieve a sustainable path forward under the Conference theme “F rom inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all�\n\n \n\nVisit the UNCTAD15 Website\n\n \n//unctad15.org/\n\nView meeting on uncta d.org\n//west-eleventh.com/meeting/fifteenth-session-united-nations-confere nce-trade-and-development-unctad-15 DTSTAMP:20240413T111810Z END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:661a69f261176 DTSTART:20211006T090000Z SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:OPAQUE DTEND:20211006T210000Z LOCATION:Online\, SUMMARY:Fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev elopment (UNCTAD 15) CLASS:PUBLIC DESCRIPTION:The fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development �UNCTAD 15 �presents an opportunity for the develop ment community to align the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development with th e global “new normal�created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a major Uni ted Nations conference of the “decade for action�for achieving the Su stainable Development Goals\, the ministerial conference must address the massive unmet trade\, finance\, investment and technology needs of develop ing countries struggling in the face of the COVID-19 challenge.\n\nThe pan demic led to an economic standstill\, closed borders and a severe retrench ment in cross-border economic activity �this has effectively paralysed trade as an engine for sustainable prosperity. Compounded by the “pre-ex isting�lack of trust in multilateralism\, the global trading system was woefully unprepared for this global health crisis.\n\nThe most vulnerable countries continue to be the hardest hit by the pandemic\, at a time when they were already not doing well. The pandemic and its fallout have expos ed existential challenges to the very tenets of globalization and will hav e a lasting impact on future efforts by developing countries to gainfully benefit from the global economy.\n\nIn addition\, COVID-19 revealed the ur gency of the need to transform global approaches to trade and development if we are to chart a sustainable course to a better recovery. UNCTAD 15 gi ves us a window of opportunity to build the political will to effect the s ystemic changes needed to ensure a better recovery\, as countries have rea lized the devastating limits of current development practices. From a trad e and development perspective\, a better recovery must be green\, resilien t\, just and digital �but it must also be for all peoples and all count ries\, not just those who can afford it.\n\nIn the past\, UNCTAD ministeri al conferences generated ambitious solutions and rebuilt goodwill among na tions. UNCTAD 15\, hosted by Barbados\, must be such a conference. It must offer hope to vulnerable small island developing States facing lost touri sm and travel revenues\; it must offer feasible instruments to African cou ntries and least developed countries looking to develop their productive c apacities\; and it must offer a path forward on debt forgiveness and digit al cooperation\, especially for middle-income countries.\n\nAs part of the programme of the Conference\, to be regularly updated\, a series of onlin e pre-events and forums are being organized between May and September 2021 to pave the way for UNCTAD 15.\n\nTogether with Barbados\, as the host co untry\, and with the resolute commitment of the entire UNCTAD membership\, we can achieve a sustainable path forward under the Conference theme “F rom inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all�\n\n \n\nVisit the UNCTAD15 Website\n\n \n//unctad15.org/\n\nView meeting on uncta d.org\n//west-eleventh.com/meeting/fifteenth-session-united-nations-confere nce-trade-and-development-unctad-15 DTSTAMP:20240413T111810Z END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT UID:661a69f261181 DTSTART:20211007T090000Z SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:OPAQUE DTEND:20211007T210000Z LOCATION:Online\, SUMMARY:Fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Dev elopment (UNCTAD 15) CLASS:PUBLIC DESCRIPTION:The fifteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development �UNCTAD 15 �presents an opportunity for the develop ment community to align the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development with th e global “new normal�created by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a major Uni ted Nations conference of the “decade for action�for achieving the Su stainable Development Goals\, the ministerial conference must address the massive unmet trade\, finance\, investment and technology needs of develop ing countries struggling in the face of the COVID-19 challenge.\n\nThe pan demic led to an economic standstill\, closed borders and a severe retrench ment in cross-border economic activity �this has effectively paralysed trade as an engine for sustainable prosperity. Compounded by the “pre-ex isting�lack of trust in multilateralism\, the global trading system was woefully unprepared for this global health crisis.\n\nThe most vulnerable countries continue to be the hardest hit by the pandemic\, at a time when they were already not doing well. The pandemic and its fallout have expos ed existential challenges to the very tenets of globalization and will hav e a lasting impact on future efforts by developing countries to gainfully benefit from the global economy.\n\nIn addition\, COVID-19 revealed the ur gency of the need to transform global approaches to trade and development if we are to chart a sustainable course to a better recovery. UNCTAD 15 gi ves us a window of opportunity to build the political will to effect the s ystemic changes needed to ensure a better recovery\, as countries have rea lized the devastating limits of current development practices. From a trad e and development perspective\, a better recovery must be green\, resilien t\, just and digital �but it must also be for all peoples and all count ries\, not just those who can afford it.\n\nIn the past\, UNCTAD ministeri al conferences generated ambitious solutions and rebuilt goodwill among na tions. UNCTAD 15\, hosted by Barbados\, must be such a conference. It must offer hope to vulnerable small island developing States facing lost touri sm and travel revenues\; it must offer feasible instruments to African cou ntries and least developed countries looking to develop their productive c apacities\; and it must offer a path forward on debt forgiveness and digit al cooperation\, especially for middle-income countries.\n\nAs part of the programme of the Conference\, to be regularly updated\, a series of onlin e pre-events and forums are being organized between May and September 2021 to pave the way for UNCTAD 15.\n\nTogether with Barbados\, as the host co untry\, and with the resolute commitment of the entire UNCTAD membership\, we can achieve a sustainable path forward under the Conference theme “F rom inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all�\n\n \n\nVisit the UNCTAD15 Website\n\n \n//unctad15.org/\n\nView meeting on uncta d.org\n//west-eleventh.com/meeting/fifteenth-session-united-nations-confere nce-trade-and-development-unctad-15 DTSTAMP:20240413T111810Z END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR