What is the Commission and this Consultation?

In the wake of the global financial and economic crisis, the President of the UN General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, set up a commission of experts chaired by Nobel Prize Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, whose mandate is to reflect on the causes of the crisis, assess its impacts on all countries and suggest adequate responses to avoid its recurrence and restore global economic stability. The "Commission of Experts of the President of the UN General Assembly on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System" (hereafter referred to as the "Commission on Financial Reforms") will produce a report whose recommendations will be considered in the preparatory process leading to the UN Conference at the highest level on the world financial and economic crisis and its impact on development called for in the final document adopted at the 2008 Doha Conference on Financing for Development.

The Office of the President of the General Assembly asked NGLS to consult with civil society groups across the globe and to compile their views into a single report that will be presented to the Commission as an official input to their deliberations. This on-line consultation - open to all civil society organizations - was set up to support this effort.

The report has now been finalized.

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Final Report

The consultation ran from 26 January-13 February. NGLS received nearly 100 submissions from civil society organisations around the world. The Report has now been finalized.

Click here to access the report
Click here to access the summary report


Below are broad descriptions of each of the four Working Group themes and some leading questions.

The deadline for submissions was 13 February 2009.

Contributions from civil society

NGLS is in the process of posting all substantive contributions on the website.

Click here to access the contributions.

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