High-Level Meeting on Accounting and Reporting

Building capacity for high quality corporate reporting
Session Type
Parallel Events
Session Themes
Accounting & Reporting
Room number
Auditorium 2, Level 0
22 April 2012
14:30 - 17:30 Asia/Qatar

High quality corporate reporting is critical for attracting investment and promoting financial stability. UNCTAD is holding this special high-level session on international standards of accounting and reporting to highlight the need for capacity building in accounting.

This meeting will bring together ministers, government officials, and heads of international organisations with standard setters and senior accounting policymakers to discuss the role of corporate transparency and accounting in promoting investment and economic development.

Issues to be addressed

  • What are the key aspects of the critical role that accounting and high quality reporting play in facilitating economic growth and financial stability and in reforming financial architecture?
  • What are the key challenges that countries face in developing a coherent and sound accounting and reporting infrastructure?
  • What are best practices and key lessons learnt in building and assessing accounting and reporting capacity?


Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Deputy President, International Federation of Accountants
Chairman, Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority
Director of Education, Royal NIVRA, The Netherlands
Director, Ernst & Young’s CSR Knowledge Centre
Secretary General, Ministry of Justice, Croatia
Directeur Général du Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique, Président du Conseil National de Comptabilité, Côte d’Ivoire
Director, Financial Analysis, Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory
Board Member, The International Accounting Standards Board
Director of Education and Membership, CIPFA, UK
Vice-President, Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants, United Kingdom


Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil (Chair, UNCTAD-ISAR Consultative Group on Capacity-building)