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Event name
Recovering from the Global Crisis: Towards an Action Plan for Africa and the Least Developed Countries. A Side Event at the UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
Address
United Nations Headquarters (conference room to be confirmed),
New York, NY USA.
Date
25 June 2009 14:00 - 16:30
Contact person

Wim Naudé, Senior Research Fellow

This event was originally scheduled for 2 June, 2009 and has been changed to 25 June 2009.

United Nations University Office at New York UNU-ONY announces:

This event is organised by the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER and UNU-ONY) in collaboration with the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), the Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS) and will consider the impact of the current global economic crisis on Africa and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).The aim is to focus the attention of the international community on the policy responses and measures needed to accelerate Africa and LDCs recovery from the crisis. This is underpinned by a belief that the crisis will not diminish or eliminate the growing hope and progress that many countries have been experiencing, and that recovery can be achieved earlier rather than later, if the appropriate and coordinated responses are now implemented in timely fashion. Given that statistical offices in African countries need support and resources now more than ever, this side event will also discuss the assessment and monitoring of the situation and its impact.

The speakers will include Asha-Rose Migiro, Dipu Moni, Abdalla Hamdok and Wim Naudé (UNU-WIDER) and will be followed by a panel discussion. Announcement page.


Register for this event now: http://recoveringfromglobalcrisisafricaldcs.eventbrite.com/

To register for Webcasting of this event: http://recoveringfromglobalcrisisafricaldcswebcast.eventbrite.com/

For information, please contact Ranita Ragunathan at UNU Office in New York UNU-ONY. Email: ragunathan(at)unu.edu. Tel: +1 212 963-6387



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