UNCTAD XII: Hit or Miss?

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2008

In 2008, the United Nations (UN) has chosen to hold its major trade and development conference in Africa. Ministers from all around the world will meet in Accra, the capital of Ghana, starting April 20. In addition to ministers, a crowd of 4,000 international civil servants, civil society activists, business representatives, and journalists is expected to descend on the usually discrete West African capital.

The World Trade Organization (WTO), its Doha