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Global Financial Crisis

Many of the United Nations deliberations, whether they be in the commission or on other themes focus on the global financial crisis, its effects and possible ways to mitigate its effects on those who are most vulnerable.  As another aspect of this discussion, Eva Haefstengel, who has worked for many years towards systemic change in financial systems was commissioned by the United Nations for a study on “Impact of Global Crises on Civil Society Organizations (CSOs).” During the Commission on Social Development she presented the results of this study.  Catherine was asked to compliment her presentation by speaking about the human face of the decrease in support for CSOs.  Both presentations can be found at the NGO Committee on Social Development website.