UNCTAD Hearing with Civil Society will address Global Food and Financial Crises

6 August 2008: The UN Conference on Trade and Development's

(UNCTAD) Trade and Development Board hearing with civil society will address

the global food crisis as a systemic failure in development strategy, including

its relationship with climate change.

The hearing will take place on 17 September 2008, in Geneva,

Switzerland, and will allow discussions between representatives of civil

society and the private sector with member States. The hearing will also

address the global financial crisis, with a focus on its impact on sustainable

development. A report of the event will be presented to the Trade and

Development Board at its closing plenary on 26 September 2008. [UNCTAD

hearing's website]