UN Conference on the world financial and economic crisis
Spearheaded by the current President of the UN General Assembly Miguel D´Escoto Brockmann, the UN Conference on the Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impacts on Development took place from June 24-26, 2009.
U.N. General Assembly president urges rich countries to better address the economic crisis
Nick Buxton, 2 July 2009
UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
Intervention in Round Table 1
Beverly Keene, Jubilee South
UN Mission Unaccomplished?
Nick Buxton, 25 June 2009
UN conference was convened to find new ways of dealing with the global financial and economic crises and give voice to those most affected by them. But the rich countries have opposed any real change, and the result is an anemic UN document.
Member organisations of Our World is not for Sale (OWINFS) including TNI are organizing a number of Forums both inside and outside the UN. Financial services in free trade and investment agreements - an ignored important factor in the financial crisis
Myriam Vander Stichele
Confronting global trade as a root cause of the financial crisis!
Our World Is Not For Sale
- Opening Session Address of H.E. Miguel D’escoto Brockmann, President of The United Nations General Assembly [PDF] - [Español]
- Background information on the connections between “free trade” and the financial crisis
- Casino Crash - Critical thinking on the financial and economic crisis
- “Free trade” agreements contribute to financial and other crises
Myriam Vander Stichele, February 2009