A hearing with civil society and the private sector will be convened in Geneva on Wednesday, 7 March 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as part of the Preparatory Committee for UNCTAD XIII.
The objective of the hearing is to provide an opportunity for dialogue and an exchange of views among representatives of UNCTAD member States and non-state actors on issues relevant to the theme and sub-themes of UNCTAD XIII.
The agenda of the hearing will focus on the UNCTAD XIII sub-themes:
The outcome of the hearing will be finalized as a summary report of the Preparatory Committee for the Conference.
UNCTAD member States, organizations having observer status with UNCTAD and those accredited to UNCTAD XIII and its preparatory process are encouraged to participate.