Addressing systemic issues

Addressing the systemic issues: Is Addis going to deliver the trade, technology and financial architecture reforms that we need?

Wednesday 15 July; 15:30 – 17:30, Elilly Hotel, Gada Hall

Abstract

Addressing the flaws and filling the gaps in the in the international financial and trade architecture has originally been the trigger and the purpose of the UN Financing for Development process. In the context of recurrent financial crises and economic imbalances, it is more important than ever before. What are the key reforms that the Addis Summit and its follow up process need to address to make the international financial and trade architecture fit for development? What institutions will be at the centre of the new post-Addis Ababa architecture? How can we make progress in essential areas such as:

– Promoting financial regulation to make finance come back to serve society and the real economy

– Creating effective debt restructuring frameworks and promoting responsible lending and borrowing

– Reforming trade and investment agreements to advance inclusive sustainable development

– Shaping the Technology Facilitation Mechanism to address  systemic issues related to technology

Speakers include:
M.A. Mannan,  State Minister for Planning and Finance, Bangladesh
Adrian Nador, Ambassador, Head of delegation, Argentina
Carlos Cozendey, Ambassador,  Head of delegation, Brazil
Amit Narang, India,
Butch Montes, Senior Adviser, South Centre
Tessa Khan, Asian Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development
Representative of European Union (name tbc)

The event will be moderated by  Bhumika Muchala, Third World Network

Organizers

APWLD, Brot für die Welt, Caritas France – Secours Catholique, DAWN, Eurodad,  ETC Group, Third World Network and other organizations on behalf of the Addis Ababa CSO Coordinating Group and the Women’s Working Group on FfD

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