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UNCTAD Trade and Development Report 2007 to launch at LSE

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) launches its 2007 Trade and Development Report: regional cooperation for development, with a public debate on Wednesday 5 September at LSE.

Heiner Flassbeck, director of the division on globalisation and development strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), will present the report and discuss current trends in the world economy with Professor Robert Wade, professor of international political economy at LSE.

UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. The Trade and Development Report (TDR), launched in 1981, is issued every year for the annual session of the Trade and Development Board. The report analyses current economic trends and major policy issues of international concern, and makes suggestions for addressing these issues at various levels.

Regional Cooperation for Development is on Wednesday 5 September 2007 at 6.30- 8pm in the New Theatre, East Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jess Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development was established in 1964. UNCTAD promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy and has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.
See: http://www.unctad.org| 

For more on the UNCTAD Trade and Development Reports, see http://www.unctad.org/Templates/Page.asp?intItemID=3742&lang=1| 

10 August 2007

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