Bringing trade into financial and monetary reform (June 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 18, 2009

The Permanent Mission of the United Republic of Tanzania to the UN and the

International Working Group on Trade -Finance Linkages



invite you to


Reform of the Financial and Monetary System:Putting Developing Country Trade and Development Needs at the Center

June 26, 2009
1:15 - 2:30 PM     
Conference Room B, UN Headquarters


Moderator: Ms. Mariama Williams, International Gender and Trade Network / Institute for Law and Economics (Jamaica) 


H.E. Ambassador Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations

A developing country perspective 

Mr. Steve Suppan, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Speculation in commodities, impacts on food and fuel prices, what's the impact on developing countries, possible remedies in regulation 

Ms. Sonia Boffa, Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, UNCTAD

Impact of exchange rate volatility on developing countries trade, possible remedies  

Ms. Meena Raman, Third World Network

Financial rules in trade and investment agreements, how are they curtailing policy space required to implement anti-crisis measures  


The impacts of the financial crisis on developing countries are mostly being felt through trade and trade-related channels. But in those countries the crisis was also preceded by a trade boom which, nonetheless, failed to lay strong foundations for financial stability and capital accumulation. This tells us that the fate of developing countries in the trade system may lie more on meaningful reforms to the international financial architecture in which context such trade is conducted than on the achievement of enhanced market access. 

Join us for a dialogue with government representatives, academic and civil society experts to consider proposals for reform of international financial and monetary institutions and instruments, and how such reforms would serve the trade and investment needs of developing countries. 

For any questions or comments please contact Aldo Caliari at (202) 635-2757, x 123 or

RSVP is not required, but accreditation to access the UN building will be necessary.

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Click here for a brief report of this event.

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