UN conference on trade, development to kick-start global sustainable agenda

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Nairobi, May 31 (IANS) The 14th United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) slated to take place from July 17-22 in Kenya will kick-start the global sustainable agenda, a senior Kenyan official said on Monday.

Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for foreign affairs Amina Mohamed told a media briefing in Nairobi that the conference will represent a starting point of translating all the global commitments that have been made so far, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The conference will provide a platform for shaping the world for the full benefit of all,” Mohammed said.

Mohammed said that the conference will focus on bringing a new push for efforts to bring all global commitments into action.

The conference will be held under the theme of “From decision to actions; Moving towards inclusive and equitable global economic environment for trade and development”.

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The event will include the World Leaders Summit, the fifth World Investment Forum, Seventh Global Commodity Forum as well as the Civil Society Forum.



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