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        United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
31 May 2012

Original: English

Thirteenth session
Doha, Qatar
21–26 April 2012

The Doha Mandate

I. Theme – Development-centred globalization: Towards inclusive and sustainable growth and development

A. Policy analysis

1. In the period since UNCTAD XII in Accra in 2008, there have been changes in the global economy, while persistent challenges remain. Policymakers are therefore looking for more effective ways to build more inclusive and sustainable development outcomes, and to set the course for development-centred globalization.


II. Sub-theme 1 – Enhancing the enabling economic environment at all levels in support of inclusive and sustainable development


B. The role of UNCTAD


(m) Continue to assess the economic development prospects of the occupied Palestinian territory and examine obstacles to trade and development, and should strengthen its programme of assistance to the Palestinian people with adequate resources and effective operational activities, as part of the international community’s commitment to building an independent Palestinian State, and with a view to alleviating the adverse economic and social conditions imposed on the Palestinian people, in line with the Accra Accord; and



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