30th anniversary of the Common Fund for Commodities

December 03, 2019, La Haye

Patrick Guillaumont was a panelist for the session "Learning from 30 years of commodity development". He also presented the book "Out of the trap. Supporting the least developed countries."

To mark 30 years of its establishment, the CFC organized an Anniversary Event in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 3 December 2019, to look at its 30 years of operations, and to discuss the Members’ expectations about the future work of the CFC. 

Patrick Guillaumont, President of FERDI, participated in session 1 "Learning from 30 years of commodity development" with avec Ali Mchumo (INBAR), Pamela Coke-Hamilton (UNCTAD), José Sette (International Coffee Organization), Viwanou Gnassounou (ACP).

The Panelists  were invited to discuss how commodity dependence, and the global trade in commodities affect the development of commodity dependent countries. 

Presentations had touched on some of the following topics:
• Commodity dependence;
• Commodity dependence and its effect on SDGs;
• Investment and Circular Economy;
• Financialization of commodity market;
• How global trade institutions impact CDDCs;
• Global or regional policy initiatives in commodities.

Patrick Guillaumont  also presented the book "Out of the Trap. Supporting the least developed countries" at a reception given in the evening, and in parallel with an exhibition on Monet.