Posted on August 02, 2015

HE Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari stressed the importance of global change agendas that are the essence of UNCTAD identity, noting that despite enormous pressure that faced them, G77+China remained united and cooperative for their interests. 

Dr. Al Kuwari made the remarks as he addressed a meeting for the group at the UNESCO headquarters as part of preparations for the 14th session of UNCTAD. He called on the group's members states to build in their development visions on Doha heritage, expressing hope that UNCTAD's 14th session in the Peruvian capital of Lima is promising and will have a positive outcome. 

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HE Dr. Al Kuwari highlighted the importance of the meeting in order to reiterate the commitment of member states not only to the organization but also to humanity, noting that developing countries has adopted a defensive strategy in the last 15 years as rapid changes and lack of stability in the global order led to suspicious feelings. He added, however, that matters are starting to calm down and members must set their goals clearly.