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”.

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

–IANS

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