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Global Leaders to Launch G8 Food Security Agenda at May 18 Symposium

by Portal Web Editor last modified Jan 10, 2013 07:31 AM
On May 18, 2012, President Barack Obama, with G8 and African leaders, businesses, international organizations and civil society will convene to discuss new activities to advance global agricultural development, food and nutrition security in Africa. The event, hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, will feature announcements of significant new business commitments for African agriculture and discussions on addressing hunger and poverty in the changing development landscape.
When May 18, 2012
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
Contact Name
Contact Phone 312.821.7507
Attendees President Barack Obama
Dr. Boni Yayi
Meles Zenawi
John Atta Mills
Jakaya Kikwete
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Rajiv Shah
Ertharin Cousin
Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze
Ms. Josette Sheeran
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Accreditation and Press Filing Center

This event is open to credentialed members of the media and a press filing center will be available on the 18th. Media representatives who wish to cover the 2012 Symposium and/or enter the press center must apply to receive a media credential. Accreditation can only be made via email at:  Applications for accreditation should be made no later than May 16, 2012.


For more information about the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security and to view the agenda visit: This event will be live streamed at

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