Kenya to host UN conference on trade, development
10 December 2015, 16:31
Nairobi - World leaders including senior government and UN
officials will meet in the Kenyan capital Nairobi mid next year for the
14th quadrennial conference to tackle global trade and economic
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD
14), which brings together various Heads of State and Government, global
corporate leaders, the academia and the civil society, will be held in
Nairobi from July 17-22, 2016.
UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi and Cabinet Secretary for
Foreign Affairs Amina Mohamed met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta
in Nairobi where they signed a joint statement announcing that Nairobi
will host the global meeting.
The week-long conference will feature ministerial debates, high-level
round tables, thematic events, a World Investment Forum and a Civil
Society Forum, among other events.
The UNCTAD conference, which takes place every four years, provides a
unique opportunity to deliberate the challenges of moving from
decisions to actions on the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
A World Trade Organization conference is also scheduled next week in Nairobi.
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