ECOSOC: Deputy Secretary-General Migiro Suggests Examining Food Crisis Causes

Asha_migiro_220 May 2008: In her address to the ECOSOC special session on the global food crisis, UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro (right) urged policymakers to carefully examine the cause of crisis, including the increasing use of grain-based biofuels.

In her 20 May 2008 statement to the session, which took place at UN headquarters in New York, US, Migiro cautioned that “the trade-off between the energy, environment and social issues involved is subtle and immensely complex.”

[Statement:] [Special Session on global food crisis website:]