5th Hearing with Civil Society
Event: Hearing with civil society and the private sector
Date: 17 September 2008
Location: Geneva
Venue: 3 - 6 p.m., Room XXVI, Palais des Nations

The hearing will provide an opportunity for dialogue and an exchange of views among officials from UNCTAD member States and representatives of civil society and the private sector.

Topics to be discussed:

  1. The global food crisis: addressing a systemic failure in development strategy

  2. The global financial crisis and its impact on sustainable development

The report of the hearing will be presented to the Trade and Development Board on 26 September 2008.

There will also be a briefing on UNCTAD´s technical cooperation activities.

The briefing will highlight the principles, goals and structure of UNCTAD´s technical cooperation (TC) and is intended to provide information on the involvement of civil society in the formulation and execution of TC projects.

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Nominations and related communications concerning representation at the hearing should be sent to:

UNCTAD Secretariat
Intergovernmental Affairs and Outreach Service
Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10

fax: +41 22 917 0214
e-mail: correspondence@unctad.org.

All other enquiries should be addressed to:

Ms. Amel Haffouz
tel.: +41 22 917 5048
e-mail: amel.haffouz@unctad.org
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