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Title: UNCTAD Trade, Environment Development Branch and UNEP Economics and Trade Branch


1
UNCTAD Trade, Environment Development
BranchandUNEP Economics and Trade Branch
  • Briefing to Geneva-based missions, 21 February
    2003
  • UNEP-UCTAD Capacity Building Task Force
  • Related UNCTAD activities

2
UNCTAD Views of Member States
  • Midterm review (Bangkok)
  • Joint programmes with other organizations, such
    as CBTF, are an effective means for delivering
    mandates and maximizing the impact of UNCTADs
    work
  • UNCTAD Trade Commission (Geneva)
  • Agreed recommendation Strengthen CBTF, BIOTRADE
    and projects aimed at improved TE policy making
    and negotiation

3
Selected CBTF projects
  • Training workshop Cuba (Dec 2001)
  • Training workshop Viet Nam (Dec 2001)
  • Policy dialogue on organic agriculture (Brussels,
    Feb 2002)
  • Regional workshop on TE Post-Doha (Singapore May
    2002 / back-to-back WTO)
  • Regional project for Central America/Caribbean on
    sound management of used vehicle batteries (El
    Salvador, 18-20 Nov 2002)
  • Regional workshop on Post-Doha TE (Fiji, 29 Nov
    2002 / back-to-back WTO)

4
Selected CBTF projects
  • Intergrated asessments of Trade Policies
    (Lebanon)
  • Design and implementation of economic instruments
    (Indonesia)
  • Rice projects

5
In preparation (CBTF-I)
  • Training workshop for selected African countries
  • Workshop for Lusophone countries
  • Luanda, Angola, in May 2003
  • Workshop for Lusophone countries
  • Brasilia
  • Training workshop in Cambodia

6
Recent activities
  • New CBTF website with detailed information on
    projects, meetings and projects
  • Publication of report of Brussels organic
    agriculture meeting in three languages
  • New partnerships for training

7
CBTF Phase II
  • Launched at the World Summit on Sustainable
    Development
  • UNCTAD-UNEP side event on Capacity Building and
    Sustainable Development, in cooperation with
    Common Fund for Commodities
  • Type-2 Partnership
  • New funding from European Commission and the
    Netherlands

8
CBTF Phase II
  • Regional programmes
  • Regional meeting for Anglophone Countries in the
    Caribbean
  • Jamaica, Nov 2003 (back-to-back with WTO
    regional seminar)

BIOTRADE Biotrade Facilitation Programme Andean
BIOTRADE Programme New Ventures Amazonian
Investor Forum UNCTAD/CFC Five projects
Other partnerships
9
Improved TE Policy Making and Negotiation
  • Assist developing countries in
  • WTO work programme on TE
  • Adressing TE issues
  • Comprehensive CB needs assessment
  • Geneva, 30 Sep-1 Oct 2002
  • Nairobi, 18-20 Nov 2002
  • Guatemala, 21-22 Nov 2002
  • Bangkok, 3-4 Dec 2002
  • Strong synergies with CBTF

10
Improved TE Policy Making and Negotiation
  • Implementation starting in
  • Central America and Caribbean
  • Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala,
    Honduras and Nicaragua
  • Asia
  • Bangladesh, China, Philippines, Thailand and Viet
    Nam

11
Other UNCTAD events
  • UNCTAD/FAO/IFOAM Task Force on Harmonization and
    Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (Nuremberg, 18
    Feb 2003, Geneva, Nov 2003)
  • UNCTAD-ECLAC regional meeting on EGS (Havana,
    24-25 March 2003)
  • Launching of new TrainforTrade programme for
    Cambodia and Lao PDR
  • Expert meeting on EGS (Geneva, 9-11 July 2003)
    (India, August 2003)

12
Contacts
  • , August 2003)

Trade, Environment and Development Branch,
DITC UNCTAD Tel 41-22-917 4766 Fax 41-22-907
0247
http//www.unctad.org/trade_env/index.htm
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