3 November 2010

Coming up this week

3 November, London, England. GLOBAL FINANCIAL FORUM: THE NEW GLOBAL ECONOMIC ORDER. During this conference hosted by the Chatham House, leading figures from governments, regulatory bodies, financial institutions and international organizations will assess the impact of steps taken to mitigate the global financial crisis and focus on vital issues for the future. These issues include stimulus policies, counter-cyclical policies, central banks and government bonds, and the macro supervision being provided by the G20 and the Financial Stability Board. For more information, please refer to the Chatham House website at

4 November, London, England. THE POST-CRISIS GLOBAL ECONOMY: ARE CHINA AND EMERGING MARKETS EATING OUR LUNCH? During this event hosted by the Chatham House, the speaker - George Magnus, Senior Economic Advisor, UBS Investment Bank - will discuss how the financial crisis and its aftermath has shocked the West into protracted behavioural change. The event is by invitation only. For more information, please refer to the Chatham House website at

8 November, Taipei, Taiwan. CLIMATE CHANGE NEGOTIATIONS IN CANCUN: DETERMINANTS FOR CHANGE. The objective of this seminar is to try and outline the tendencies, processes or determinants that could affect climate negotiations between COP 15, in Copenhagen, and the upcoming conference in Cancun, and possibly alter its results. Participation will enable speakers and participants to give a first prospective analysis of the upcoming negotiations in Cancun. For more information, please visit the Institut Français Des Relations Internationales's website at

8 - 12 November, Hong Kong, China. RISK MANAGEMENT AND INTERNAL CONTROLS. This course, hosted by the Asian Development Bank, is designed to provide examiners with an understanding of the importance of internal controls and risk management in banks and how the review of internal controls and risk management fit into the overall bank rating assessment. The course is also intended to give examiners guidance on assessing the risk management and internal control environment in key functions, such as credit administration, investments, deposits, and payment system risk. For more information, please visit the Bank's website at

WTO events

An updated list of forthcoming WTO meetings is posted at: Please bear in mind that dates and times of WTO meetings are often changed, and that the WTO does not always announce the important informal meetings of the different bodies. Unless otherwise indicated, all WTO meetings are held at the WTO, Centre William Rappard, rue de Lausanne 154, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland, and are open to WTO Members and accredited observers only.

4 November: Committee on Customs Valuation

4-5 November: Trade Policy Review Body - Sri Lanka

8 November: WTO Introductions Day

8 November: Committee on Trade and Development - Special Session

9 November: Committee on Budget, Finance and Administration

9 November: Committee on Trade an Environment

Other upcoming events

11 - 13 November, Seoul, South Korea. G20 SUMMIT. The Group of 20 summit will be taking place in Seoul, South Korea. The summit will continue to look at and discuss the effects of the global financial crisis, and what can be done to speed the recovery. Other majors issues may also be examined. For more information, please refer to the G20 South Korea website at

11 - 15 November, Mengzi, China. FIRST WORLD CONFERENCE ON TERRACED LANDSCAPES. The government of Honghe Prefecture is hosting this gathering to promote better understanding of terraced landscapes worldwide, and to bring together international scholars and indigenous farmers for a fruitful exchange regarding terrace protection, sustainability challenges and solutions, conscientious development, landscape management, and examples of good practice around the world. For more information, please refer to the event's website at

14 - 16 November, New Delhi, India. THE INDIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT. The World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit will this year convene under the theme "Implementing India" and pay particular attention to how inclusive social and economic progress can be delivered and serve as a model for other developing economies. The Summit has the objective of moving from agenda to action. It will focus on how domestic and international decision-makers from business, government and civil society can implement national policies across states in both rural and urban areas to accelerate economic development, remove barriers to growth and increase social inclusion. In this context, India's imperatives include building critical infrastructure, expanding skills development, addressing security threats and achieving income and gender equality. For more information, please refer to the summits website

17 - 19 November, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. SECOND INTER-AMERICAN MEETING OF MINISTERS AND HIGH-LEVEL AUTHORITIES ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. The upcoming Ministerial Meeting is the next milestone of progress in the western hemisphere's environmental agenda. During the preparatory process, the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of the American States will work closely with governments, technical experts, civil society organizations and the private sector to set out specific, tangible and cooperative measures that can make a difference in the regions' environmental performance. The OAS welcomes and encourages participation of the environmental community in this process. For more information, please refer to the OAS's website at

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