8 April 2009
The Executive Director, Mr Néstor Osorio, was invited to attend the UNCTAD Secretary-General’s Multi-stakeholder consultation on trade and development issues relating to coffee. The consultation took place on 8 April 2009 in Geneva and was held back-to-back with UNCTAD’s multi-year expert meeting on commodities and development on 6 and 7 April. The purpose of the meeting was to review the opportunities and challenges for trade in coffee in the evolving global economic and trade environment, and to identify ways in which low-income coffee-dependent developing countries can be assisted to respond to the challenges and opportunities of commodity markets, thereby enhancing the sector´s contribution to poverty reduction, economic growth and development. The Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Mr Supachai Panitchpakdi, chaired the event and the Executive Director made a presentation analysing trends in supply and demand and opportunities and challenges for the world coffee sector.Further Information (PDF File)
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1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.
ICD2018 chose a very special theme for this year’s celebrations: ‘Women in Coffee’. Women play as important a role in the whole of the coffee chain as men, from planting the seeds to processing to trading to brewing… and drinking it. To find out more visit the dedicated International Coffee Day website.
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