Supachai Panitchpakdi at the podium in the UFM’s Friedrich A. Hayek Auditorium.

Supachai Panitchpakdi, General Secretary of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) presented, at Universidad Francisco Marroquín, an analysis of the 2006 commerce and the development and effect of the south-south trade from the perspective of Guatemala as a developing country.

The presentation, that was celebrated last Monday February 19th of 2007, at the Auditorium Friedrich A. Hayek, was organized by the Institute of Political Studies and International Relations of this University.

Before the same one, Panitchpakdi met with UFM’s President, Giancarlo Ibárgüen S., accompanied by civil government employees and Lucy Martinez-Mont, who in this house of studies directs the program Explorations on Freedom and who represented Guatemala in the World Trade Organization.

The General Secretary of the UNCTAD visited Guatemala to evaluate the commercial policies of the country and the impact that they have had in the economic development.  With President Ibárgüen they discussed academic subjects and the visitor had the occasion to know the mission the UFM that is to teach and diffuse the ethical, juridical and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons; as well as the commitment that this University has with academic excellence.

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