The United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development
24 to 26 June 2009
United Nations Headquarters, New York
The United Nations is convening a three-day summit of world leaders from 24 to 26 June 2009 at its New York Headquarters to assess the worst global economic downturn since the Great Depression. The aim is to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis, especially on vulnerable populations, and initiate a needed dialogue on the transformation of the international financial architecture, taking into account the needs and concerns of all Member States.
The United Nations summit of world leaders in June was mandated at the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development, held in December 2008 in Doha, Qatar. Member States requested the General Assembly President Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann to organize the meeting “at the highest level”.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
6 to 31 July 2009
United Nations, Geneva.
The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) will hold its substantive session of 2009 from 6 to 31 July at the United Nations Office at Geneva.
UN International Day of the World's Indigenous People
9 August 2009
For more information about this event, please visit the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) Website.