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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: http://www.un.org/apps/dsg/dsgstats.asp] [Special Session on global food crisis website:

http://www.un.org/ecosoc/GlobalFoodCrisis/index.shtml]