Since September 2008, when the financial crisis took on global dimensions, the Group of Twenty has met three times at the level of Heads of State, and with a seeminly impressive array of commitments on tax issues, emergency finance, trade finance, global governance, regulating private capital, and redefining new roles for existing and new global institutions. But what is missing in their response to the global crisis? Who are the real winners and losers? What has really changed, and what hasn't? And are the levels of change commensurate with the tectonic shifts taking place in the global economy and with the degree of impact on the ground? Perhaps more importantly, are these the type of changes to ensure a crisis like this never happens again?
What: What's missing in the response ot the global financial crisis?
Who: Organized by the Halifax Initiative Coalition; co-hosted by The North-South Institute and the University of Ottawa.
When: October 19 - 20, 2009.
Why: The conference will look at current responses to the financial crisis, identify where those responses are falling short, and propose some policy alternatives ahead of Canada hosting the Group of Eight Summit in 2010.
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The Halifax Initiative is greatly indebted to the financial contributions and in-kind support of the following organizations, without whose support this conference would not have been possible.
- Canadian Labour Congress
- Inter Pares
- Canadian Council for International Co-operation - Asia Pacific Working Group
- The North-South Institute
- Results Canada
- The World Federalist Movement - Canada
|The work of the Halifax Initiative Coalition would also not be possible without the support of our core funders: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the International Development Research Centre, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, the UN Millennium Campaign and Coalition members.|