The first-ever edition of the World Cocoa Conference successfully concluded on Friday, 23 November 2012 with participants adopting a Global Cocoa Agenda, outlining the key issues facing the cocoa sector and the best strategy and players to tackle them, with specific actions to be implemented at national and international levels. The Conference climaxed with the signing, by representatives of the cocoa sector stakeholders, including governments, producers, processors, exporters, traders, chocolate manufacturers and civil society, of the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, outlining a course of action to bring about major changes in the cocoa sector. The Agenda and the Declaration aim to move the entire sector onto a path of sustainable development that will benefit all stakeholders along the cocoa value chain.
Download ED(Mem)947, the Final Report on the World Cocoa Conference here:
The texts of the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration and the Global Cocoa Agenda are downloadable here:
Abidjan Cocoa Declaration:
Global Cocoa Agenda:
World Cocoa Conference Programme and Presentations:
Click here to access the full programme of the Conference, and to download presentations.
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The ICCO International Cocoa Agreement is available to download in Acrobat PDF format.
The procedures for becoming a member of the International Cocoa Organization are provided in Articles 52 to 57 of the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010.