Challenges in the Global Economy'
7th September 9am-5.30pm
main hall, north melbourne
corner of queensberry +
The seminar will involve a number of panels tackling key
themes, among them:
* An overview of the impacts of the current neo-liberal
market led model of development in Australia and the Asia Pacific region,
and what role can aid play in a globalised world.
* Changes in the way corporate power is organising itself
in forums such as the WEF, and how NGOs can better respond to these shifts.
Perspectives on corporate power and the links to human rights and environment.
* The International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and
the World Trade Organisation and their current role in globalisation.
* Alternative economic governance structures for regulating
globalisation, advancing debt relief, financing development and for more
equitable global trade policies.
Speakers include: Meena Ramon, Shelly Emalin Rao, Prof. John Braithwaite,
Cam Walker, Dr Patricia Ranald, Jagjit Plahe, Janet Hunt.
Organised by the Australian Council for Overseas Aid,
and sponsored by Australian Conservation Foundation, World Vision Australia,
Jubilee 2000, Friends of the Earth and Australian Fair Trade and Investment
Andrew Nette 02 6281 9225
phone: 02 6285 1816
fax: 02 6285 1720