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9th GEM-IWG International Conference

Gender and the Global Economic Crisis

ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York City
July 13–14, 2009

On July 13 and 14, the 9th GEM-IWG international conference was convened at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. During this two day event, academics, policy makers and members of government gathered  to exchange views and share research findings on the timely topic of “Gender and the Global Economic Crisis”. In addition to theoretical papers, presentations included empirical contributions with regional and country-level emphasis; evaluations of government responses to the crisis, and policy recommendations; and comparisons of the current crisis with earlier ones. The conference was co-organized by the Government of Mexico, GEM-IWG, UNDESA/UNDAW, UNDP, UNIFEM, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College and IDRC (Canada) with additional support from the Ford Foundation (U.S.A.), and with the participation of the Government of Canada. This event immediately followed the 2009 GEM-IWG two-week intensive workshop which took place on June 29 – July 10 at The Levy Economics Institute’s main research and conference facility in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Both events were part of the Knowledge Networking Program, established by GEM-IWG in 2003 to strengthen intellectual links among economists whose work focuses on the interface of gender, globalization, and macroeconomic policy.