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Provisional agenda and annotations
Note by the UNCTAD secretariat
The provisional agenda for the sixty-first session of the Trade and Development Board is reproduced in chapter I below. The secretariat’s annotations, contained in chapter II, are intended to provide essential background information covering the provisional agenda items, together with a brief description of the relevant documentation.
A checklist of documents relating to all agenda items will be issued at the beginning of the session
II. Annotations to the provisional agenda
Technical cooperation activities:
(b) Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people
26. As in previous years, the UNCTAD report on assistance to the Palestinian people will provide the Trade and Development Board with a summary of recent economic developments in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The message is that the socioeconomic conditions worsened in 2013 and are expected to deteriorate further due to the persistence of the restrictions imposed on Palestinian economic activity by the Israeli occupation. In the context of the ongoing destruction of the Palestinian productive base and other Israeli measures, the report will highlight the consequences of the Israeli restrictions on Palestinian economic activity in Area C (two thirds of the total area of the West Bank). The report will also highlight ongoing and forthcoming UNCTAD technical cooperation activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the challenges faced in the implementation of such activities.
TD/B/61/3 Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people:
Developments in the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory