The Forum will bring together leaders from governments, donors, international organizations, business and academia to foster trade action in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and inspire deeper collaborations and commitments in support of further LDC integration into global and regional trade.
2018 is a turning point for LDCs and trade, with a growing trade gap between developed nations and the world’s poorest countries and increasing instability in the world economy. The momentum we generate this year must lead to further integration of LDCs into trade at multiple scales into the future.  
At the Forum, leaders and practitioners from around the world will share what they have achieved on trade development in LDCs to date, with Aid for Trade complementing national initiatives, and will commit to doing more to ensure LDCs integrate and benefit from global trade. It will culminate in a call to action to leverage trade to combat poverty and inequality and to create a more inclusive trading system. 
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Révérien BAHATI

Court of Accounts
Magistrate Auditor
Since March 2017, I am a magistrate at the Burundi Court of Accounts. I am particularly interested in trade affairs because on one hand I have worked for five years in Maritime Transport Regulation that involves trade at a high level, and on the other hand because as a member of an institution in charge of controlling public finances I could not neglect a domain that generates revenue for states.