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Round table 6

Looking ahead: Addressing systemic issues: enhancing the coherence and consistency of the International monetary, financial and trading systems in support of development

(10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 December 2008, Al Majlis Auditorium)

Co-Chairs:

  • H.E. Mr. Joon Oh, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
  • H.E. Mr. Jorge Valero, Vice-Minister for North America and Multilateral Affairs, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Moderator:

  • Mr. Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations

Panelists:

(with links to available presentations)

  • Mr. Hany Dimian, Deputy Chairman, International Monetary and Financial Committee and Deputy Minister of Finance, Egypt
  • Mr. John Eatwell, Professor, University of Cambridge
  • Mr. Adib Mayaleh, Chair of G-24 and Governor, Central Bank of Syria (french statement)
  • Mr. Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid
  • Mr. Joakim Stymne, State Secretary, International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Ms. Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Doha Review Conference on Financing for Development

Statements

Comments were made and questions raised by the representatives of: Algeria, Indonesia, India, Brazil, Spain, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ecuador, Senegal, Norway and Egypt, as well as by the representative of the International Development Law Organization (institutional stakeholder participant), the representatives of the Business Steering Committee on Financing for Development and the African Business Women’s Organization (business sector participants) and the representatives of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo, Eco-Accord and the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition (civil society participants).

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