In accordance with paragraph 117 of the São Paulo Consensus, the Trade and Development Board will hold a half-day informal hearing with non-state actors to allow them to express their views on the issues before the Board.
The outcome of the informal hearings will be summarized by the secretariat for submission as an input into the discussions of the Trade and Development Board
(3-14 October 2005).
NGOs/CSOs having observer status with UNCTAD and those accredited to UNCTAD XI will be able to participate and are kindly requested to indicate their intention to participate and to send the names of their representatives.
In preparation for the above-mentioned CSO hearing, the UNCTAD Civil Society Outreach team is planning to organize an informal meeting in the Palais des Nations Geneva, at 3 p.m. on 2 September 2005, with representatives of civil society organizations to discuss the preparations for the hearing.