• January 2009 • February 2009 • March 2009 • April 2009 • May 2009
- 26 January - 03 February 2009, African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethopia
12th African union summit
The 12th Assembly of Heads of States and Government of the African Union officially, under the theme: “ Infrastructure Development in Africa”, emphasise on transport and energy sectors.
- 09 - 13 February 2009, ILO, Lisbon, Portugal
8th European Regional Meeting
At four-yearly intervals, the European Regional Meeting brings together the political, economic and social actors from the countries of the region. This Eighth Meeting will focus particularly on the themes taken up in the report of the Director-general.
- 18 - 20 February 2009, ILO, Manila, Philippines
High-Level Regional Forum on Responding to the Economic Crisis - Coherent Policies for Growth, Employment and Decent Work in Asia and the Pacific
The International Labour Office (ILO) in collaboration with the ADB and the Department of Labour and Employment of the Philippines is convening this High-Level Regional Forum in order to strengthen commitment to coherent national and international policies for recovery and a sustainable route towards a fair and inclusive globalization.
- 24-25 February 2009, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
Global Dialogue Forum on the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Finance Sector Workers
More than 100 senior representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations gather to discuss the impact of the economic crisis on the more than 20 million people employed in the financial sector worldwide.
- 02 March 2009, German Near and Middle East Association, Berlin, Germany
Impact and Challenges of the Global Financial Crisis for the Middle Eastern Economy (pdf 103 KB)
What will be the impact and challenges of the global financial crisis on the economies of the
Middle Eastern countries in 2009? Are the different projections issued by the IMF and the World
Bank correct, and what does this imply for German exporters?
- 2 - 13 March 2009, UN Division for the Advancement of Women, New York, USA
Commission on the Status of Women, Fifty-Third Session
The Commission on the Status of Women considered the theme: “The equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men, including caregiving in the context of HIV/AIDS” at its 53rd session.
- 04 March 2009, OECD Survey
SURVEY: Local Responses to the Crisis
"Is your locality affected by the crisis?” - “What is being done to address the problems?" - “Do you want to know what others are doing?"... The survey is undertaken in response to the demands of participants of the 5th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance, held in Vienna, Austria, on 9–10 February 2009.
- 5 - 27 March 2009, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
High-level Tripartite Meeting on the Current Global Financial and Economic Crisis, 304th Session of the Governing Body
The world economy has been significantly affected by the financial crisis and prospects are
the worst since the Great Depression. Already, the largest developed countries, notably
those where the crisis originated, have entered into recession.
- 05-06 March 2009, European Trade Union Confederation, Brussels, Belgium
The financial crisis and the European Employment Strategy
On 5 and 6 March, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) organises a conference on the financial crisis and the European employment guidelines under the framework of the renewed Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs.
- 06 March 2009, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
ILO celebration of International Women's Day 2009: Work and family
In 2009, the theme for the celebration is ‘‘Work and family: The way to care is to share!” based on overwhelming evidence that a level playing field at work, for women and men, can only be achieved by an equitable sharing of unpaid work in the home and family.
- 09 - 10 March 2009, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
Forum on Impact of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis
Senior policymakers, heads of central banks, the private sector, and academe will gather at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) headquarters in the Philippines capital on Monday to share policy responses to the global financial crisis and its impact on Asia.
- 10-11 March 2009, UN Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Switzerland
Expert Meeting on Mainstreaming gender in trade policy
Gender inequalities undermine people´s well-being, diminish prospects for economic growth and make economies less efficient. Gender equality is a legitimate goal in itself, as better opportunities for women lead to improvements in human development.
- 19 - 20 March 2009, CESifo, Berlin, Germany
CESifo International Spring Conference 2009 - Perspectives for the Global Economy: The Aftermath of the Financial Shocks
The CESifo International Spring Conference of the Ifo Institute was held at the Academy of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin on 19 and 20 March 2009. On the first day the origins and lessons of the crisis were discussed.
- 24 March 2009, CESifo, Berlin, Germany
Press Conference in Berlin - Report on the European Economy 2009 - Europe in Recession: The Years Ahead
To find the event, search in the events archives of CESifo
Perspectives for the Global Economy: The Aftermath of the Financial Shocks
- 26 - 27 March 2009, OECD, Turin, Italy
Turin Round Table on the Impact of the Global Crisis on SME and Entrepreneurship Financing and Policy Responses
A Round Table on the Impact of the Global Crisis on SME and Entrepreneurship Financing and Policy Responses has been held in Turin, Italy, on 26 and 27 March 2009 under the auspices of the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship (WPSMEE), served by the Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE).
- 30 March 2009, Programme for the Study of Global Migration, Geneva, Switzerland
Assessing the Impact of the Current Economic/Financial Crisis on International Migration
Discussants : Slobodan Djajic, Professor, International Economics - Bimal Ghosh, Professor, Former Senior Director of ILO and UN and former Principal Consultant of IOM - Frank Laczko, Head of Research and Publications, International Organization for Migration - Christiane Kuptsch, Senior Specialist in Migration Policy, International Migration Programme, International Labour Organization
- 31 March 2009, OECD, Paris, France
Interim Economic Outlook for major world economies
OECD’s chief economist Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel will present an Interim Economic Outlook for the G7 nations, the euro area, the major emerging economies and the OECD countries as a whole
- 2 April 2009, G20, London, United Kingdom
The G20 London Summit 2009
On 2 April 2009, world leaders from the G20 countries – representing 85% of the world’s output – met in London. They met against the backdrop of the worst international banking crisis in generations.
More information on the G20 London Summit
- 2 - 3 April 2009, Global Progressive Forum (GPF), Brussels, Belgium
Global Progressive Forum 2009
This conference provides a unique opportunity to gather worldwide key international players to elaborate progressive ways of tackling the outcomes of globalisation while engaging in a new vision of a globalised world from which we can all benefit.
- 8 April 2009, OECD, Paris, France
International Seminar: Employment and Inequality Outcomes
The creation of more and better jobs remains a key challenge all over the world, not least due to the increasing demand for jobs in many developing countries in the course of population growth and the expected global economic slowdown.
- 12 April 2009, ASEAN, Bangkok, Thailand
ASEAN Global Dialogue to Make its Debut (pdf 482 KB)
A reception and dialogue with leaders of key international organisations on the most pressing issues of today at the ASEAN Global Dialogue. This event is co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Royal Thai Government and the ASEAN Secretariat.
- 16 - 17 April 2009, Authority for Working Conditions and International Association of Labour Inspection with the support of the International Labour Organisation, Lisbon, Portugal
International Congress: "Labour Inspection in the Path of Change: focusing its mission towards economic development and social peace in time of crisis" ACT - IALI - ILO
The Authority for Working Conditions of Portugal (ACT) and the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI) will promote in Lisbon, on the 16th and 17th April 2009, an international congress on “Labour Inspection in the path of change: focusing its mission towards economic development and social peace in time of crisis”.
- 17 - 19 April 2009, Organisation of American States, Trinidad and Tobago
Fifth Summit of the Americas
The Summits of the Americas bring together the Heads of State and Government of the Western Hemisphere to discuss common concerns, seek solutions and develop a shared vision for their future development of the region, be it economic, social or political in nature.
- 23 April 2009, BBC, World Bank, Washington, D.C., USA
BBC World Debate on Global Recession: A Developing World Emergency
The debate centered on how developing countries are being affected and what steps should be taken to reduce the impact of the global economic downturn on the world's poorest people.
- 23 - 25 April 2009, UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Bangkok, Thailand
Forum on Impact of Economic Crisis on Women Migrant Workers
As economic crisis takes its toll on the world economy, many jobs are continually being lost. Within the region, the open economies of East and Southeast Asia are especially vulnerable: this year Singapore’s economy is expected to contract by as much as 8%, Hong Kong and Japan by 6%, Thailand by 5%, and Malaysia by 3%.
- 24 - 25 April 2009, International Social Security Association, Geneva, Switzerland
Seminar on Social Security in Times of Crisis: Impact, Challenges and Responses
Also available in French Spanish
The seminar will undertake an assessment and a critical analysis of the situation; analyse the measures adopted to mitigate the effects of the crisis; and debate how social security could be a core element of public policies aimed at supporting economic recovery and employment by adopting a pro-active approach with the ultimate objective of reducing the social impact of the crisis.
- 25 - 26 April 2009, IMF & World Bank, Washington, DC, United States
2009 Spring Meetings
Each Spring, the IMF's International Monetary and Financial Committee and the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee hold meetings to discuss progress on the work of the Fund and Bank.
- 27 April 2009, Center on the United States and Europe, Washington, DC, United States
The Global Financial Crisis and the Turkish Economy
Despite being one of the world’s fastest growing countries, Turkey is now facing a number of economic challenges as a result of the global economic downturn. Although the effects of the crisis in Turkey have been limited so far—no banks have collapsed, nor have any insurance companies failed—questions still remain about how an emerging market such as Turkey’s can best respond to the uncertainty in the current global economic environment.
- 27 April 2009, SafeWork, ILO, Geneva, Switzerland
World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Also available in French Spanish
The events ranging from the declaration of national days of occupational safety and health to solemn ceremonies remembering those who have fallen ill, been injured or died of work-related causes also come amid growing concerns over the impact of the global economic and jobs crisis on safety in the workplace.
- 04 - 05 May 2009, Asian Development Bank, Bali, Indonesia
42nd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank
The 2009 Annual Meeting will provide an important opportunity to ADB’s 67 members and representatives of the business, academic, non-government and private sectors to discuss far-reaching global issues.
- 5 May 2009, Overseas Development Institute, London, United Kingdom
The global recession and Africa : Where next after the G20 ?
World leaders heralded the G20 summit as the day the world ‘fought back against the recession’. But the global financial crisis continues to deepen in Africa. With the commodity boom turning to bust for many countries, remittances falling, and investments drying up, questions remain about the long-term economic and political repercussions for the continent.
- 13-14 May 2009, African Development Bank, Dakar, Senegal
Africa and the Financial Crisis: An Agenda for Action
The 2009 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the African Development
Bank and the African Development Fund will be held in Dakar, Senegal.
- 14 May 2009, The Employers' Federation of Ceylon, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Symposium on Global Recession and Strategic Options for Employers
With employers, employees and trade unions expressing concern at the possible effects on Sri Lanka of the global financial crisis, this Symposium will address various employment related strategies that could be adopted by enterprises facing a downturn in business.
- 15-17 May 2009, World Economic Forum on the Middle East, Dead Sea, Jordan
Implications of the Global Economic Crisis for the Middle East: Home-grown Strategies for Success
- 18 - 19 May 2009, UN Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva, Switzerland
Public Symposium 2009 : The global economic crisis and development - the way forward
UNCTAD’s first public symposium is intended to provide a platform to people and organizations whose perspectives have not been heard enough in the debate on the causes and effects of the current global financial turmoil - and what policy changes are needed to avoid such a crisis in the future.
- 19 - 20 May 2009, The Global Labour University, Berlin, Germany
Globalization in Upheaval: Society, Multinationals, Workplace in Crisis
The workshop at the IG Metall in Pichelssee-Berlin is designed to bring the students together with practitioners, to enhance dialogue and deepen their understanding of current issues, and to further empirical research in support of international trade union policies.
- 21 - 23 May 2009, European Report on Development, Accra, Ghana
Financial markets, adverse shocks and policy responses in fragile countries
The Conference “Financial markets, adverse shocks and coping strategies in fragile countries” brings together prominent researchers from academic, international and regional institutions and policy and decision-makers from donor countries in the discussion and analysis of transmission channels of external shocks, coping strategies and smoothing mechanisms in countries in situation of fragility.
- 27 May 2009, European Development Co-operation to 2020, Brussels, Belgium
Fighting the global recession's storm: Implications for European development co-operation
During the EDC2020 Policy Forum, leading experts will analyze critical issues surrounding the global recession and developing countries. This analysis will include the implications of the decisions made by the G20 and those formulated in EU policies. It will also include an analysis of recent recommendations made by the European Commission under the Communication “Supporting Developing Countries in Coping with the Crisis”.
- 27 May 2009, Policy Network, in partnership with the 2020 Public Services, London, UK
Recasting the welfare state after the global financial crisis
Professor Hemerijck's pioneering work on how welfare states should enable citizens to fulfill their potential throughout their life course has placed him firmly at the centre of the debate. But the global economic downturn has once again transformed the context in which welfare reform must be considered.
- 27 May 2009, International Organisation for Migration (IOM), UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Examining Impact of Global Financial Crisis on Bangladeshi Female Migrants
IOM and the UN's Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) are holding on 27 May a high-level policy dialogue in the Bangladesh capital, Dhaka, to examine the impact of the global financial crisis on Bangladeshi female migrant workers.
- 28 - 29 May 2009, Asian Development Bank, World Trade Organisation, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Regional meeting on aid for trade for Asia and the Pacific: global financial crisis, export-led growth and aid for trade
The financial crisis that started in 2008 has evolved into a global economic crisis. The negative impact on trade and investment is already being felt in export-driven ASEAN economies. Twin risks of rising protectionism and a drying up of trade finance also loom on the horizon.