The UNCTAD Advisory Group on the Strengthening of Training Capacity and Human Resources Development was established in 2002, following a recommendation endorsed by the 38th session of UNCTAD’s Working Party on the Medium-Term Plan and the Programme Budget in 2001. Since its inception, the Advisory Group has held 12 meetings: in December 2002, January 2004, February 2005, March 2006, November 2007, June 2009, December 2010, October 2011, December 2013, October 2015, June 2017 and November 2019.
The Advisory Group’s objectives are:
- To examine the evolution of UNCTAD’s training and capacity building activities in order to determine elements that need to be strengthened, developed, or modified in the context of the organization’s strategy;
- To put forth proposals to enhance the work carried out by UNCTAD in this area and increase its access to financial resources required for the development of technical cooperation projects in the field of training and capacity building.