Statement by the Asia-Pacific Group as delivered by Ambassador Tahir Hussain Andrabi (Pakistan) Agenda Item 3: General Debate The 66th Session of the Trade and Development Board Geneva, 24-28 June 2019

Mr. President, Secretary-General/Deputy-Secretary-General Distinguished colleagues, I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Asian Group. At the outset, the Asian Group associates itself with the statement delivered by Ecuador on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We congratulate you on your election as the TDB President and assure you…

Commission on Science and Technology for Development Twenty-Second Annual Session, 13–17 May 2019 Agenda Item 2 Progress made in the Implementation of and follow-up to the WSIS outcomes

Mr. Chair,   We thank the distinguished panelists for their insightful presentations. We also thank the Secretariat for its Report on the review of implementation of outcomes of the World Summit on Information Society.   As the report has indicated, many of the digital technologies at the time of World Summits on Information Society in…

Commission on Science and Technology for Development Twenty-Second Annual Session, 13–17 May 2019 Agenda Item 3 Interactive Exchange following High-level Roundtable on “The impact of rapid technological change on sustainable development”

Mr. Chair, Distinguished colleagues,   We thank the distinguished panelists for their insightful presentations. We also thank the Secretariat for its Report on this important issue and Director Sirimanne for presentation of the Report yesterday.   Due to the paucity of time, I would restrict myself to making few points.   Science, technology and innovation…

Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-Commerce and Digital Economy Third Session, 3–5 April 2019 Statement by Ambassador Tahir Andrabi Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN

Madam Chair, Distinguished colleagues,   We thank UNCTAD Secretary General and Director Shamika Sirimanne for their introductory statements and insightful presentations.   Intergovernmental Group of Experts (IGE) on E-Commerce and Digital Economy is a unique forum within the UN system to deliberate on increasingly important topics related to digital economy and their implications for development.…

Statement by the Group of 77 and China by Pakistan Second Session of the Inter-Governmental Group of Expert (IGE) on Financing for Development (FfD) Geneva, 7-9 November 2018

Mr. President, H.E. Minister Paul Oquist (Nicaragua), Ms. Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD, Mr. Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD Excellencies, Distinguished panelists and participants,   Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. The second session of the…

Statement by the Group of 77 and China Agenda Item 6: Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people

Mr. President, Ambassador Salim Baddoura (Lebanon), Secretary-General, Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Minister of National Economy, State of Palestine, H.E. Ms. Abeer Odeh, Excellencies, Distinguished colleagues,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. I would like to thank the Secretary-General and his team for the report…

Statement by the Group of 77 and China Agenda Item 5: Investment for Development Sixty-Fifth Session of the Trade and Development Board (Part-II) Geneva, 1-4 October 2018

Mr. President, H.E. Ambassador Salim Baddoura (Lebanon), Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD Mr. James Zhan, Director, Division on Investment and Enterprise Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We thank Director James Zhan for the presentation of the 2018 World…

Statement by the Group of 77 and China Agenda Item 4: Economic Development in Africa Sixty-Fifth Session of the Trade and Development Board (Part-II) Geneva, 1-4 October 2018

Mr. President, H.E. Ambassador Salim Baddoura (Lebanon), Mr. Paul Akiwumi, Director of the Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, Excellencies, Distinguished Colleagues,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We thank the Secretariat for preparing its report highlighting the activities carried…

Statement by the Group of 77 and China Agenda Item 3: Interdependence and development strategies in a globalized world Sixty-Fifth Session of the Trade and Development Board (Part-II) Geneva, 1-4 October 2018

  Mr. President, H.E. Ambassador Salim Baddoura (Lebanon), Mr. Richard Kozul-Wright, Director, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We thank the Secretariat for the presentation of Trade and Development Report 2018 and appreciate the…

Statement by the Group of 77 and China to be delivered by the Chairman of the Group of 77 and China in Geneva H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil (Pakistan) Agenda Item 2: Evaluation and review of UNCTAD implementation of the quadrennial conference outcome Sixty-Fifth Session of the Trade and Development Board (Part-II) Geneva, 1-4 October 2018

Mr. President, Ambassador Salim Baddoura (Lebanon), Secretary-General, Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Distinguished colleagues,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. I would like to thank the Secretary-General and his team for the detailed report highlighting the Secretariat’s role and contribution in the implementation of mandate…

The 65th Annual Session of the Trade and Development Board Geneva, 25 June 2018 Item 5, Economic Development in Africa Report 2018: “Migration for Structural Transformation” Statement by the Chair of the Group of 77 & China in Geneva Ambassador Farukh Amil of Pakistan

Mr. President, Secretary-General/Deputy-Secretary-General Distinguished colleagues,   I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. At the outset, the G77 and China would like to commend UNCTAD Secretariat for the issuance of the Economic Development in Africa Report 2018 subtitled “Migration for Structural Transformation” which is a…

Statement by the Group of 77 and China –  General Debate – The 65th Annual Session of the Trade and Development Board Geneva, 4-12 June 2018

  Mr. President, Deputy-Secretary-General Distinguished colleagues,   I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We congratulate you on your election as the TDB President and assure you of the Group’s full support in discharge of your duties. We hope that under your leadership the TDB…

The 65th Annual Session of the Trade and Development Board Geneva, 4-12 June 2018, Agenda Item 12, UNCTAD Contributions to the implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic and social fields

  Mr. President, Excellency UN Deputy Secretary-General Distinguished colleagues,   We thank the UN Deputy Secretary-General for her remarks and appreciate her presence amongst us to discuss these important issues. We also commend the Secretariat for preparation and presentation of The Least Developed Countries Report 2017 which was discussed at length during the 66thExecutive session…

Statement by the Group of 77 and China to be delivered by the Chairman of the Group of 77 and China in Geneva, H.E. Ambassador Farukh Amil (Pakistan) at the 66th Executive Session of the Trade and Development Board Geneva, 5-7 February 2018

  Mr. President, Distinguished colleagues,   I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We thank the Secretary-General for his remarks and commend the Secretariat for preparation and presentation of The Least Developed Countries Report 2017. The timely Report can serve as an important contribution to…

Statement of Ambassador FarukhAmil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Geneva – Handover Ceremony of the Group of 77 and China (Geneva Chapter) 17 January 2018

Ambassador Dr. James Mskela, Permanent Representative of Tanzania, Secretary-General Dr. MukhisaKituyi, Distinguished ambassadors and delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen:   It gives me immense pleasure to be with you all atthe handover ceremony of the Group of 77 and China in Geneva.At the outset, let me commend the outgoing Chairperson, Permanent Representative of Tanzania, Ambassador Dr.…

Statement by Pakistan on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group – The Ninth Session of the Commission on Investment, Enterprise and Development 20-24 November 2017

  Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group. At the outset, the Group would like to associate itself with the statement delivered by Tanzania on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. UNCTAD’s work program on investment and enterprise continues to generate concrete sustainable development outcomes…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group – The Sixty-Fourth Session of the Trade and Development Board – 11-22 September 2017

Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group. At the outset, the Group would like to associate itself with the statement delivered by Tanzania on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We thank the Secretary-General for his introductory remarks and the entire secretariat for preparation for…

The Sixty-Fourth Session of the Trade and Development Board of UNCTAD,11-22 September 2017 Agenda Item 4 (Trade and Development Report 2017) Interactive Dialogue Statement by Pakistan 18 September 2017

Mr. President, We thank Director Richard Kozul-Wrightfor his presentation and the entire team for their excellent work on producing Trade and Development Report 2017. Mr. President, The Report argues for a global new deal that shuns austerity policies adopted in the wake of Global Financial Crisis and can push for massive investments from public and…

Statement by Ambassador Farukh Amil, Permanent Representative of Pakistan on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group – The Sixty-Fourth Session of the Trade and Development Board – 11-22 September 2017

Mr. President, I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of Asia-Pacific Group. At the outset, the Group would like to associate itself with the statement delivered by Tanzania on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We thank the Secretary-General for his introductory remarks and the entire secretariat for preparation for…

Minister of IT making case for inclusive, safe and secure e-commerce at UNCTAD e-commerce week

Geneva  the 25th April 2017: Ms. Anusha Rahman Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication left for Geneva, Switzerland to attend the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) e-Commerce Week 2017, from 24th – 28th April, 2017. The Secretary General of the UNCTAD has invited Minister of State for Information…

Statement by Pakistan – Agenda Item 3: Investment for Development – 63rd Session of the Trade and Development Board (TDB), 6 December 2016

Statement by Pakistan  – Agenda Item 3: Investment for Development – 63rd Session of the Trade and Development Board (TDB), 6 December 2016 Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, Excellencies, Distinguished delegates, At the outset, I thank the Secretariat for their presentation as well as the background documents for this interactive dialogue on “Investment for Development”,…