UN Welcomes World Anti-Crisis Conference to be Held at Sixth Astana Economic Forum in May

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ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Sixth Astana Economic Forum  will be held from May 22-24 in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana. This year's Forum will continue the event's tradition of attracting a bevy of Nobel Prize winners and other renowned delegates, according to its main organizer, the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association.

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The Sixth Astana Economic Forum will boast an event within an event that has the potential to generate international headlines - a United Nations-sanctioned conference on the global financial crisis.

That is the World Anti-Crisis Conference.

Vuk Jeremic, president of the United Nations General Assembly, will be one of those playing a key role at the conference, whose aim is to find more effective ways to address the world's ongoing economic crisis. Another important player will be Wu Hongbo, the United Nations' Undersecretary General for Economic and Social Affairs.

Among the notables who have committed to coming to the Sixth Astana Economic Forum and the World Anti-Crisis Conference are 10 Nobel Prize winners; Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan; Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski; Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan; former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi; former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok; the secretary general of the Boao Forum, Zhou Wenzhong; the executive secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Noeleen  Heyzer; and the executive director of the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee.

Altogether, for this moment the number of confirmed participants includes 35 active and former government ministers and more than 40 leaders of international organizations, corporations and businesses.

The latest Forum and the conference are expected to draw the largest number of participants yet - 8,500 people from 100 countries.

Topics that this year's Forum will be addressing include:

  1. Perspectives for global economic growth and the price of raw materials in 2013.

  2. Infrastructure and innovative technologies.

  3. Competitiveness in international markets.

  4. Social implications of economic growth.

  5. Financial systems: global risks and ways to prevent economic crises.

The Forum will wrap up with a list of recommendations to the G-20 countries for improving and further developing the world economy. A letter with the recommendations will be sent to the G-8 and G-20 countries, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Anyone who wants to take part in the recommendation process may do so by submitting ideas at the G-Global website at http://www.group-global.org.

For more information about the Astana Economic Forum and the World-Anti Crisis Conference, including registration links, the schedule of sessions and speakers, the latest Forum news and media-partner guidelines, and information about hotel reservations, please visit our website, http://www.astanaforum.orgPlease note that registration for the two events closes May 15.

Video: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/60652-UN-anti-crisis-conference-astana-economic-forum

SOURCE: Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists Association

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