The twice-postponed UNCTAD 15 Conference will now be held in Barbados from the 3rd to 8th of October 2021.

That announcement from UNCTAD Secretary-General, Dr. MukhisaKituyi and Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottleyin a joint online news conference today.

The Conference, the highest decision-making body of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD ) is held every four years.

Its 15th Session was initially scheduled to be held in Barbados from October 18th to 23rd this year but the dates were later pushed back to April 25th to 30th  2021 due to the covid 19 pandemic, and then delayed again to October.

It was felt that while Barbados did a good job in limiting covid-19 cases here, the state of the pandemic overseas meant arriving delegates would pose too great a risk.

Prime Minister Mottley announced the new date.

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