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Economy and Financial Affairs - Wed Mar 24 2010
Washington dictates terms to devastated Haiti
Bush and Clinton preached capitalism as the solution to Haiti's problems, pressing President René Préval to lift restrictions on the use of land by foreign NGOs and corporations.
World Peace and Security /Economy and Financial Affairs - Tue Jan 26 2010
To the governments and organizations gathered in Montreal on the situation in Haiti
A large group of organizations reject the militarization of Haiti, calling on governments and international organizations to immediately and unconditionally cancel the country’s external debt.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Wed Jan 20 2010
High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development
NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC as well as those that were granted ad hoc accreditation to the International Conference on Financing for Development (ICFfD), its follow-up process and the Doha Review Conference are eligible to apply for this event, which takes place on 16-17 March 2010 at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Fri Oct 02 2009
Heads up on the World Bank and IMF annual meetings
Civil society groups are organising events from 2nd October until the 7th October. Some of these events will take place at the Civil Society Policy Forum organised at the premises of the official Bank and Fund meetings. Others will take place at the Bilgi University and other venues outside the Istanbul Congress Centre.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Fri Oct 02 2009
Turkey: student protester hurls shoe at IMF chief
A student journalist threw a shoe at IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Thursday and ran toward the stage shouting "IMF get out!" as the finance official answered questions at a university in Istanbul.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Wed Sep 30 2009
Online survey for civil society on the impact of the economic crisis
The UN is inviting organizations to take part in a survey on the current situation that local, national and international civil society organizations (CSOs) are facing as a result of the global economic and environmental crises.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Fri Sep 25 2009
Joint Bretton Woods Project Update Nº67
BWP launched a special edition of its Update for the IMF/WB Annual Meetings (Istanbul, October 6-7) co-produced with Afrodad, Bank Information Center, Choike, and Eurodad.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Fri Sep 25 2009
Stiglitz speaks out on the multiple shortcomings of the G20 agenda in Pittsburgh
At an event in Pittsburgh organized by a coalition of several non-profit organizations and social movement groups, Stiglitz spoke to an audience of several hundred on the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, assessing what the G20 has achieved so far and where it has fallen short.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Fri Sep 11 2009
G20: moving up BRIC by BRIC
Every one of these 'G' meetings becomes now an occasion for the developing countries - say the emerging economies - to turn that extra energy into a louder voice in the business of global decision-taking.
Economy and Financial Affairs - Fri Jul 17 2009
The State is back, announces UNCTAD
The state is back; neo-liberal policies have failed; and the liberalisation of trade should be halted. These are some of the findings and recommendations from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for the poorest countries, most of which are in Africa.

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