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Event Date Mon Sep 13 EET - Wed Sep 15 EET (9 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Sep 13 9:00am - Wed Sep 15 11:15am
Location Online Event
Region All

Strengthening resilience in commodity-dependent countries

The Global Commodities Forum - organized by UNCTAD with the support of its partners - is a major multi-stakeholder meeting to discuss and find pragmatic solutions to perennial problems of the commodity economy. The Forum is a free, public platform to debate critical issues at the intersection of commodities and development. It helps frame international policy discussions on commodities and features developing countries' challenges and experts.

Due to the online format and consequent time constraints, the forum will take place over three days.

The first session on Day 1 will be dedicated to agriculture, with a focus on food security and the necessary policy actions to preserve it. The second session will examine the challenges related to access to water in the twenty-first century.

The third and fourth sessions will take place on Day 2 and will examine issues related to energy commodities and minerals with a focus on energy transition. The issue of distributional forces along production and value chains will also be addressed across the three-day forum.

The Forum will conclude on Day 3 with a high-level round table discussion.


2021 Speakers:

Arnaud Petit
Executive Director, International Grains Council

René Bautz
Chairman, Global Gas Centre and CEO of GAZNAT SA

Arash Duero
Principal, Bingmann Pflüger International

Nicky Black
Director, Social and Economic Development, International Council on Mining and Metals - ICMM

Pascal Laffont
Chief Legal Counsel, International Energy Agency

Michael Wurmser
Deputy CEO and Founder, Norge Mining

Patricia Scotland
Secretary-General, The Commonwealth

Thackwray Driver
President & CEO, Energy Chamber of Trinidad & Tobago

Ena Harvey
Representative Barbados Delegation, Institute for Cooperation on Agricultures (IICA)

Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti
Secretary General, Organisation of African, Caribbean, and Pacific States (OACPS)

Rebeca Grynspan
Secretary-General, Ibero-American

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Global
• Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
• The Commonwealth