As part of the 56th session of the Trade and Development Board (TDB), an informal hearing with non-State actors will be held to allow them to express their views on the issues before the Board.
In line with the overall theme of the 56th session of the TDB and the high-level segment entitled "The global economic crisis and the necessary policy response", the hearing will provide a useful opportunity to follow up on the discussions from the recently concluded:
The report of the hearing will be presented to the Trade and Development Board at its closing plenary on 25 September 2009, by a civil society representative.
NGOs and CSOs having observer status with UNCTAD, and those accredited to previous UNCTAD conferences and TDB hearings, may attend but must confirm their participation in writing before Friday, 28 August 2009.
Other organizations wishing to apply for accreditation should complete the ACCREDITATION QUESTIONNAIRE and return it before Friday, 7 August 2009.