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UN Conference at the Highest Level on the World
Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, 24-26 June 2009

e-Discussion on Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis
and its Impact on Development

A moderated e-discussion on the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development, jointly organized by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and UNDP, will be held as part of the preparatory process for the Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development.

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The first phase of the e‐discussion commences just prior to the UN ‘Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development’, being held in New York from 24‐26 June 2009. This e‐discussion will provide participants the e‐space to debate some of the issues that will figure in the conference itself. It may even help to inform the positions of member States at the meeting! The e‐discussion will be organized around the following three sub‐themes:

  1. How is the international system (i.e. the UN and other multilateral institutions) responding to the current financial and economic crisis? What is the impact of these responses, in your country, as well as at regional and global levels? Are these responses sufficient both in addressing the current situation, and in preparing the system itself for the future? What are the critical gaps (if any) that remain?
  2. How can the system of global economic governance be best strengthened for the future? What are some ways in which issues of legitimacy, efficacy and relevance can be addressed? How should a greater voice for the under‐represented (State and non‐State actors) be enabled? What should be the key underlying principles to guide the changes – (e.g. inclusion, decentralization, regulatory diversity, and others)? What could be the most effective institutional arrangements.
  3. Reflections on the final outcome document from the Conference in relation to the issues raised in the prior weeks. (Approx one week after the conclusion of the Conference)