The week-long conference in the Qatari capital is being attended by global leaders, government ministers and high ranking officials. The theme of this year’s conference is Development-Centred Globalisation: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Growth and Development. The focus of discussion is job creation and raising living standards for underprivileged people and nations.
Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker said: “This is the first time a country from the Arab world has ever hosted the UNCTAD conference. The State of Qatar has been playing a significant role in world issues.”
The gathering is amid the major transformations under way in the region. Qatar’s partnership with UNCTAD is an opportunity for the state to demonstrate its ability to contribute more effectively to setting the economic and political agendas on regional and global levels.