Civil society speaks on the financial crisis and development (April 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 22, 2009

The Economic and Social Council held a panel discussion on "Civil Society Perspectives on the Financing for Development Agenda." The panel was held on Monday, 20 April 2009 at the UN Headquarters in New York, in preparation for its Special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 

The first panel focused on "Addressing the impact of the global financial and economic crisis on development, including issues related to the international financial and monetary architecture and global governance structures." The panellists were Mr. Roberto Bissio, Director, Social Watch; Ms. Jo Marie Griesgraber, Executive Director, New Rules for Global Finance Coalition and Ms. Marina Durano, Senior Policy Researcher, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era.

The second panel addressed the issue of "Strengthening of the intergovernmental inclusive process to carry out the financing for development follow-up." The panellists were Mr. John Foster, Principal Researcher, North-South Institute; Mr. Aldo Caliari, Director, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center of Concern and Mr. Barry Herman, Visiting Senior Fellow, New School University.

Click here for an announcement of the event.

Click here to find the statement made by Aldo Caliari, Director of the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project.

Click here for statements by the other panelists.