PH Chairs 2019 Multi-Year Expert Meeting on Commodities, Development in Geneva 


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The Philippine Mission to the United Nations in Geneva Deputy Permanent Representative Maria Teresa T. Almojuela (second from right) chaired the Eleventh Session of the Multi-Year Expert Meeting (MYEM) on Commodities and Development in Geneva from 15 to 16 April 2019. She has previously served Vice-Chair-cum-Rapporteur in the same expert level meeting.

This year’s MYEM, which gathered over 70 experts and delegates, served as a forum for sharing expert views on trends, best practices and strategies in managing price risks in commodities and diversification of commodity-dependent developing countries. (Geneva PM photo)

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Deputy Permanent Representative Maria Teresa T. Almojuela (right) during the meeting. Acknowledging the importance of commodities in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in the developing world, the Nairobi Maafikiano, the outcome document of the Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIV), called upon UNCTAD to strengthen the capacity of commodity-dependent and net food-importing developing countries to reduce the short-term negative effects of price volatility, through instruments for market risk management”. (Geneva PM photo)


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