Continuation of the forum (18-21 July 2016)
The Civil Society Forum will continue its activities in parallel to the Conference. To bring forward the views of their constituencies to the debate on delivering the post-2015 development agenda, representatives from civil society will contribute to the opening and closing plenaries of UNCTAD 14, as well as the round tables and thematic sessions.
As at previous UNCTAD ministerial conferences held in São Paulo (Brazil, 2004), Accra (Ghana, 2008) and Doha (Qatar, 2012), participants will have the opportunity to interact and exchange views with leading experts and high-level representatives, such as the United Nations and UNCTAD Secretaries-General, Governmental officials, policymakers and leaders in the private sector.
Participating organizations will also have the opportunity to organize workshops, seminars and other events on issues related to the theme and sub-themes of UNCTAD 14, and to promote the activities of their organizations to the media and policymakers.
Civil society organizations, which do not have observer status with UNCTAD and wish to take part in the Conference must apply for accreditation.
Organize your event in Nairobi
Interest in organizing side events in the context of the Civil Society Forum should be directed to the secretariat of the host civil society organization in Kenya at:
The deadline to submit a proposal for a side event was 5:00 p.m. on 17 June (local time in Nairobi).
The programme of the Forum will be posted soon.