The virtual hosting of UNCTAD XV from 3rd – 7th October 2021 by Barbados, a Small Island Developing State, offers a critical opportunity to ground the discussions in the present and future realities and prospects of the most vulnerable countries and their populations.  The theme of the UNCTAD forum is ‘From Inequality and Vulnerability to Prosperity for All’, and this provides a platform to re-energise and refocus development efforts and commitments around the world. The conference also presents a unique opportunity for member states to respond strategically by reinforcing the value of multilateralism and providing a renewed mandate for a strengthened UNCTAD. 

The Civil Society Forum will be held virtually from the 22nd – 24th September. The panel will feature three panel discussions, bringing together global civil society and development practitioners. Civil Society participation is an important element of UNCTAD processes. Since its establishment by the General Assembly in 1964, UNCTAD has recognised the important role of civil society in its work. The organisation has established formal and informal engagement mechanisms to facilitate civil society involvement.

Civil society contributions have helped to deepen the discourse on development and trade, offering counter-narratives that have been important for some developing countries in particular as they examine policy options.  Previous UNCTAD conferences have seen wide and diverse participation from civil society, providing for multi-dimensional perspectives and focused critiques of global trade policies.  

Caribbean civil society organisations that are interested in participating in the UNCTAD XV are asked to complete the application form below. This would permit access to the conference through special provisions granted to CPDC by the UNCTAD Secretariat, in an effort to reduce the processing procedures required for registration.


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* 1. Name of Civil Society Organisation (CSO)

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* 2. Is your organisation legally registered?

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* 3. If yes, please state the year it was registered?

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* 4. Where is your organisation headquarters?

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* 5. Name of  Representative attending the forum (First and Last)

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* 6. Please provide the email address of person attending the forum? 

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* 7. Please provide the contact number for the person attending the forum

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* 8. What are the areas of focus for the organisation you are representing?

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* 9. Briefly describe the relevance of the UNCTAD XV mandate to your organisation’s  programme areas?

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* 10. Please select the thematic areas that your organisation is most interested in:

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