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In Geneva

Taking advantage of an invitation from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) to present a paper at the Expert Group meeting held in Geneva on poverty eradication, Catherine attended a second expert group meeting on the role of employment in eradicating poverty and also a symposium sponsored by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to prepare for the upcoming Earth Summit in June 2012. The work of the two expert groups was to provide the basis for the UN Secretary General’s reports for the February 2012 Commission for Social Development.  These reports will provide the framework for the decisions to be made at the commission regarding new policies to eradicate poverty. Papers prepared by Catherine for the UNCTAD meeting and the first expert group meeting can be read by clicking here.