Burundi and CFC agreed to dive deeper for alleviation of poverty

2 March 2021, Amsterdam.    CFC remains committed to bring more resources to liberate more people from the vicious trappings of poverty from countries like Burundi. This was conveyed by Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal, Managing Director of the CFC to the visiting H.E. Mr. Gamaliel Nkurunziza, Ambassador of the Republic of Burundi to the Netherlands. Earlier Ambassador Belal received Ambassador Nkurunziza on his arrival in the CFC Secretariat for his first ever visit to the CFC.

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CFC participates in the preparatory committee for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in New York on 8 February 2021

On 8 February 2021, the CFC was an observer to the organizational session of the Preparatory Committee for the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5). The meeting was inaugurated by Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, Under-Secretary-General and High Representative & Secretary-General of the Fifth UN Conference on LDCs.

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Ambassador of Rwanda visits CFC

4 February 2021, Amsterdam.    Rwanda remains an inspiring story in the developing world. Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal stated this as he received H.E. Mr. Olivier J.P. Nduhungirehe, Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the Netherlands in the CFC Secretariat today. H.E. Mr. Olivier J.P. Nduhungirehe came to visit CFC for the first time to know more about the activities of the CFC and its impact on the ground.

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CFC holds 67th Consultative Committee Meeting by teleconference

Braving the challenges posed by COVID-19, the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) held its 67th Consultative Committee (CC) Meeting from 25 to 28 January 2021 using teleconference facilities for the second time. Seven projects submitted under the 17th Call for Proposals were assessed.

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Ms. Jie Chen of China was elected as Chairperson of the CC

25 January 2021, Amsterdam.    Ms. Jie Chen of People’s Republic of China was elected as Chairperson of the Consultative Committee (CC). This election took place on 25 January 2021, when members of the CC met for the 67th Session of the Committee virtually.

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Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan visits CFC

14 January 2021, Amsterdam.    H.E. Mr. Fikrat Akhundov, Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Netherlands, is seen with Managing Director Ambassador Sheikh Mohammed Belal at the Secretariat of the CFC. H.E. Mr. Fikrat Akhundov came to visit CFC, for the first time, to know more about the activities of the CFC and its impact on the ground.

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The Webinar “18th Call for Proposals” was held on

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 14:00 to 16:00 CET

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67th Meeting of the Consultative Committee

Amsterdam, 25 to 28 January 2021

International Commodity Bodies Meeting (in the context of the UNCTAD Commodities Week during UNCTAD XV)
Barbados, April 2021

71st Meeting of the Executive Board

Amsterdam, 20 April 2021

68th Meeting of the Consultative Committee

Amsterdam, 28 June to 1 July 2021

72nd Meeting of the Executive Board

7 October 2021

33rd Annual Meeting of the Governing Council

7 to 8 December 2021

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