UNCTAD15 closing press conference

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UNCTAD15 closing press conference

Geneva, Switzerland, 7 October 2021


UNCTAD’s 15th quadrennial conference (UNCTAD15) closes today with an outcome that seeks to address the most pressing trade and development needs facing developing countries.

The organization’s 195 member states have agreed on the actions needed to urgently support developing countries as they grapple with unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines, a debt crisis, the climate emergency and other unprecedented challenges.

Journalists are invited to the online closing press conference, which will address the main messages and outcomes of UNCTAD15. Journalists will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Meeting ID: 839 2266 8628

Passcode: 543066

07 October 2021

1730 – 1800 hrs. (CEST) / 1130 – 1200 hrs. (AST): Online press briefing


  • Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
  • Rebeca Grynspan, UNCTAD Secretary-General

Please note: The press briefing originally scheduled for 1315 – 1345 hrs. (CEST) / 0715 – 0745 hrs. (AST) is cancelled and replaced by the above-mentioned media opportunity.

To find out more about UNCTAD15 events and to get the latest information on the conference, visit the UNCTAD15 website.

For further information or to request interviews with UNCTAD experts, please contact the UNCTAD Press Office (+41 76 249 65 41), [email protected]).