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UN Trade Forum (9-13 September 2019)

UN Trade Forum: SDGs and Climate Change

In the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Summit on 23 September 2019 in New York, the first United Nations Trade Forum explored the linkages between trade, climate change, oceans economy and biodiversity.

Under the lens of Sustainable Development Goals 13, 14 and 15, discussions focused on the value of the oceans, circular and biodiversity-based economic approaches in building diversification and resilience to climate change, especially in small island developing States.

During the week of the Forum, the 16th UNCTAD Prebisch Lecture was held, featuring Her Excellency The Honourable Ms. Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, as well as the third Oceans Forum, and the fifth BioTrade Congress.

The UN Trade Forum is a new platform designed by UNCTAD to explore innovative ideas and approaches on how trade and trade policies may enable and support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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