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UNCTAD Public Symposium 2009: The global economic crisis and development - the way forward
18 - 19 May 2009
Palais des Nations
Geneva, Switzerland

Key Issues

Topics to be debated:
  • The global economic crisis - its causes and its multiple impacts

    The debate will consider, in particular, the effects on developing countries in the areas of trade, investment, food security and jobs.

  • Assessing existing responses to the crisis at the international, regional and national levels – limitations and best practices

    In addition to examining the effectiveness of stimulus packages implemented in some countries, the debate will address multilateral efforts to find solutions to the crisis, including the G-20 Summit outcome and regional initiatives.

  • • Proposals for the way forward - obstacles and opportunities

    The debate will include opportunities arising from the upcoming United Nations conference on the world financial crisis and its impact on development, and longer-term issues such as the reform of the international financial architecture and global economic governance.


About the UNCTAD Public Symposium:

UNCTAD’s first Public Symposium is intended to provide a platform to people and organizations whose perspectives have not been heard enough in the debate on the causes and effects of the current global financial turmoil - and what policy changes are needed to avoid such a crisis in the future.

The symposium will include moderated plenaries and focused group discussions to debate key aspects of the crisis.


Our Partners

The symposium is organized in cooperation with the United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) and other partner organizations.

Language(s):English; French; Spanish; Chinese; Russian; Arabic;

Civil Society Outreach Unit,
Palais des Nations
8-14, Av. de la Paix
1211 Geneva 10

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