Academic Council Debate Series: Global Trends in Inequalities - Neuchâtel - 3 May 2012 (10:00 - 12:00)

Thursday, 3 May, 2012 - 10:00 to 12:00
University of Neuchâtel - Espace Louis-Agassiz 1 - R.E. 48



The first round-table debate of this year's series on GLOBAL TRENDS IN INEQUALITIES will take place at the University of Neuchâtel.


Topic of discussion:

What role do IO's play in the global agenda to reduce inequalities? From emergency relief, to the achievement of the Millenium Development Goals and better access to world trade.


International Organizations are particularly active with emergency relief. Public funding is more easily available to cope with major humanitarian crises, but what about long term measures and conditions to create fairer conditions in the context of world trade, market access and commodity prices?


  • Michele Falavigna - Former Humanitarian Coordinator,
    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Charles Gore - Honorary Professor of Economics at University of Glasgow,
    Former Head of Research of Africa and Least Developed Countries,
    United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, (UNCTAD)
  • Bernard Kuiten, Head of External Relations, World Trade Organization (WTO)


Moderator: Dr Bernhard Fuhrer, SNIS Director


Participation is free - Prior registration is not required.


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