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UNCTAD - 18th Raúl Prebisch Lecture

UNCTAD - 18th Raúl Prebisch Lecture
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The 18th Raúl Prebisch Lecture will be given by Mr. José Antonio Ocampo, Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia.
The prestigious Raúl Prebisch Lecture is periodically delivered by a prominent thinker or head of state at the United Nations' European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The lecture, organized by UNCTAD, often tackles trade and development issues, but also covers other topical global concerns. The lecture series began in 1982, with the inaugural lecture given by its namesake, the late Raúl Prebisch. Mr. Prebisch (1901-1986) was secretary-general of UNCTAD from 1965 to 1969. Known primarily for his work as a scholar specializing in international and development economics, his greatest contribution to economics is the Prebisch-Singer thesis. Since 1982, the Raúl Prebisch lectures have offered renowned intellectuals the platform to address critical global issues. Past speakers include Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Prof. Lawrence R. Klein, Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz, Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, and Ms. Shrimati Indira Gandhi.