Date(s) - 14/09/2017
10:00 - 12:00
Brussels Press Club Europe asbl
THE TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2017
BEYOND AUSTERITY: TOWARDS A GLOBAL NEW DEAL
Thursday, 14 September | 10AM
Press Club Brussels Europe
95 Rue Froissart, 1040 Bruxelles
Geneva, 6 September 2017 – With the global economy stubbornly stuck in second gear, UNCTAD’s upcoming Trade and Development Report sets out an ambitious alternative policy route to build more inclusive and caring economies.In the absence of a coordinated expansion led by the advanced economies, UNCTAD has assessed alternative options for sustaining the limited global economic pick-up and forecasts the risks of ignoring the excesses of hyperglobalization.The UNCTAD report addresses the following key questions:·
How can global institutions halt the cycle of hyperglobalization fueling restrictive business practices?
- Will robots reduce the benefits of industrialization as a development strategy?
- What is the relationship between increasing women’s employment and more inclusive growth?
- How does indebtedness relate to insecurity?The Trade and Development Report will be launched on 14 September 2017 (under embargo until 17:00 GMT) at 10 am at the Press Club Brussels Europe.
Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD Ms. Isabelle Durant is currently a member of the Parliament of Brussels-Capital Region. She also served formerly as Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium for four years as well as Vice-President of the European Parliament for the period 2009 to 2014. As a Senator from 2003-2009, she served on Committees for Foreign Affairs, Social Affairs and participated in many Elections Observation Missions (DRC, Egypt, Tunisia).
She also served in the Belgium Government as the Federal Minister of Transport and Vice-Prime Minister in charge of direct supervision on Energy and Sustainable Development between 1999 and 2003. As such, she chaired alongside the government of the time, the presidency of the European Union and particularly the presidency of the EU Council of Ministers of Transport.
As Vice President of the European Parliament she chaired and participated in different permanent delegation (EU- ACP countries following Cotonou agreement and Economic Partnership Agreements, Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for Mediterranean. She was also member of the European Parliament Budget Committee in charge of Project bounds and financial transaction tax. She has experience in intergovernmental processes, representation, communication and mobilizing actions.
She also possesses a wealth of knowledge in relations with civil society, private sectors, NGOs and the like, notably as the responsible member for the organization of relations between the European Parliament and civil society (European Citizen Initiative, Citizen Agora)
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Thursday 14 September 2017 at 10.00 am.Please register by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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