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UNCTAD Gender and Development Forum

28 September 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC+0

UNCTAD Gender and Development Forum


The two events are open to all member States of UNCTAD and to observers from the public. Speakers will include ministers and practitioners and representatives of civil society, the private sector and academia from all regions of the world. Registration for the Forum should be completed online at

The two UNCTAD-led events of the Forum will be held with remote participation, with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish. These events will also be streamed live, in English only. Registration for these events should be completed online as follows:

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Gender and development workshop: Our work makes a difference

28 September 2021, 4–6.30 p.m. (CEST)

This workshop will showcase the impacts of hands-on activities conducted by UNCTAD to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment in the fields of trade and gender, trade facilitation, data and statistics, electronic commerce and entrepreneurship. It will also provide for concrete directions for the future role of UNCTAD in contributing to the goal of empowering women and creating equal opportunities for all, given the current social and economic environment

Session I: UNCTAD capacity-building initiative on trade and gender

Session II: Gender perspectives in trade facilitation reforms

Session III: Better data for gender inclusive trade policy

Session IV: eTrade for Women

Session V: Women’s entrepreneurship

For enquiries related to the programmes, please contact Ms. Simonetta Zarrilli, Chief, Trade, Gender and Development Programme, Division on International Trade and Commodities, email: For enquiries related to registration and logistics, please contact


CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-NY, please visit For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Vienna, please visit For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Geneva, please visit For more information on the NGO Committee on Social Development, please visit


28 September 2021
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC+0