Online Conference Contributes to Overcoming Economic Crisis

AEFASTANA – The G-Global info-communication platform sponsored an online conference March 19 to allow Kazakh and international experts to discuss a draft plan to overcome the long-term impacts the global financial and economic crisis have had on UN Member States.

The plan is based on democratic principles and seeks to develop measures to prevent financial and economic recessions and ensure long-term, balanced economic growth. The G-Global info-communication platform has become a tool to develop anti-crisis recommendations for the draft plan. Since July 1, 2013, G-Global portal users, including experts from international organisations and financial institutions, non-governmental organisations, the business community, academia, politicians and public figures, have published more than 13,000 reports and research papers, as well as 45,000 expert reviews and comments. The platform has also facilitated approximately 300 video conferences concerning the draft plan.

The March 19 online conference resulted in a new consolidated draft plan. The new plan seeks to create an efficient and globally coordinated policy and reform the global financial and economic architecture.

The G-Global info-communication platform plays an active role in the plan development process. International organisations, research centres and institutes, as well as representatives of the UN member states, politicians, experts and representatives of non-governmental organisations participate in it on a day-to-day basis. Significant contributions to the project’s formation have also been made by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee. Marc Uzan, the committee’s executive director, moderated the March 19 conference.

The draft action plan for UN member states is to be adopted within the Second World Anti-Crisis Conference (WAC) on May 21-23 in Astana and conducted with the support of the UN General Assembly (according to Resolution A/RES/68/201 “International financial system and development” of December 20, 2013).

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