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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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Violeta Gonzalez

Enhanced Integrated Framework/WTO
Coordinator, Partnerships, Outreach and Fundraising
Geneva
Violeta leads and coordinates the EIF's work on Partnerships, Outreach and Fundraising. She brings over 14 years' experience in senior management and advisory roles for international development organizations and the private sector. Before the EIF, Violeta was the Team Leader for Resource Development and Partnerships the Center for International Forestry Research, a CGIAR Research Center. She was also the Head of Development and Communications at the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and French and Francophone Studies from Carleton College (USA) and a Master's Degree in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe (Belgium/Poland).
Wednesday, June 13
 

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Thursday, June 14
 

09:30

10:30

10:45

12:30

14:15

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