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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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Fulisia Saleuesile

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Samoa
Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Fulisia Saleuesile is the Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Trade, Commerce and Manufacturing Sector Coordinating Unit (TCM-CU) within the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour. He is responsible for the monitoring of the Trade Sector Support Program and reporting on its overall impact on the sector. He started his public servant career as a Research and Policy Officer at the Office of the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly (OCLA). Fulisia later became the Principal Officer of the Parliamentary Committee Secretariat Division, tasked to provide assistance and advice to committee members when reviewing parliamentary papers referred from parliament. Prior to OCLA, Fulisia worked as an entertainer at the Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie Hawaii. He holds a BA in Political Science from the Brigham Young University of Hawaii. He is the eldest of 7 boys and he has 3 boys of his own.