Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 20, 2002
The United Nations Financing for Development Conference (FFD) took place March 18-22, 2002, in Monterrey, Mexico,
marking a turning point for the involvement of the UN in shaping the global economic system. Whether this was a turning
point for good or for bad, however, is not clear. For those who expected FFD to provide concrete measures to alleviate
poverty and fulfill the goals from the conferences of the 90s (its ostensible purpose) the text coming out of the conference
fails by all measures. Nonetheless, the document does offer some basis for further advocacy activities.
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