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FFD Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Systemic Issues (New York, NY)

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Date: May 18-19, 2005

Venue: United Nations, UN Conference Room DC2, 2 UN Plaza (entrance on 44th Street), 23rd Floor, New York, NY 20012

Organized by Civil Society - New Rules for Global Finance

In Cooperation with the UN Financing for Development Office

Co-Sponsored by Foreign Ministry of Sweden, Commonwealth Foundation, UN FoundationFriedrich Ebert Foundation

Agenda

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

9:30 am - 1:00 pm: Conference Room 9, Level B1, Main UN Building

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: UN Conference Room DC2, 2 UN Plaza (entrance on 44th Street), 23rd Floor

9:30 am Welcome and Opening Session

Speakers: José Antonio Ocampo, Undersecretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, UN-DESA

Jo Marie Griesgraber, Chair, New Rules for Global Finance Coalition

10:00 am Session I: Crisis Prevention: Borrowing in Local Currency and a New International Debt Framework

Moderator: José Antonio Ocampo, Undersecretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, UN-DESA

Speaker: Randall Dodd, Director, Financial Policy Forum

Frank Schroeder, Senior Economist, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

11:30 am Session II: Governance and Credit During Crisis

Moderator: Oscar de Rojas, Director, Financing for Development Office, UN-DESA

Speaker: Karin Lissakers, Adviser to the Chairman, Soros Fund Management

Oscar Ugarteche, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico

1:00 pm Lunch: Labor Issues and Development (by invitation)

Private Dining Room 1

Speaker: Sandra Polaski, Senior Associate and Director, Trade, Equity and Development Project, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D.C.

3:00 pm Session III: Counter-Cyclical Policies (UN Conference Room DC2, 2 UN Plaza (entrance on 44th Street), 23rd Floor)

Moderator: Indrajit Coomaraswamy, Director, Economic Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat

Speaker: José Antonio Ocampo, Undersecretary General for Economic and Social Affairs, UN-DESA

5:00 pm Reception at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, (by invitation)

823 United Nations Plaza, Suite 711, New York, NY 10017

Thursday, May 19, 2005

9:30 am Session IV: Governance: Financial Stability Forum, Bank for International Settlements, Basel Committees

Moderator: Aldo Caliari, Coordinator, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, Center of Concern

Speaker: Roy Culpeper, President, North-South Institute

10:45 am Session V: Private Sector Issues in Low Income Countries

Moderator: Michael Isimbabi, Principal, Capital Researchers, LLC

Speaker: Julius Okara, Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

12:00 pm Lunch Open

2:00 pm Session VI: Commodities: Systemic Issues and Risk Management Policies

Moderator: Jo Marie Griesgraber, New Rules for Global Finance Coalition

Speaker: Carlos Valderrama, Head Economist, International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)

Randall Dodd, Director, Financial Policy Forum

3:30 pm Session VII: Slowing Capital Flight: Bank Transparency

Moderator: Rev. Seamus Finn, Oblates of Mary Immaculate, and Chair, Inter-Faith Center for Corporate Responsibility

Speaker: David Spencer, Tax Justice Network

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