Making the links between the economy, decent work, the environment and the global fight against poverty.

Setting an agenda for the future.

The Put People First G20 Counter Conference is one of two alternative G20 conferences being held simultaneously in London and St Andrews on November 7th 2009 to coincide with the G20 finance ministers meeting on 7th-8th November. The conference will take place at Westminster Central Hall, a fantastic venue right in the heart of London.

Over three plenary sessions we invite academics, activists, campaigners, unions and policy makers to debate alternative policies to promote jobs, justice and a safe climate.

Smaller breakout sessions will give you the opportunity to take part in more focused debates on the linkages between the economy, environment and international development and in addition, discuss how we can mobilise and turn our ideas into action.

The Counter Conference is part of a series of events happening in London that week in reaction to the G20 finance ministers’ summit.

The Counter Conference will be preceded by a policy conference Recovery towards what? Finance, justice, sustainability hosted by the TUC at the Congress Centre, including a public event on the evening of the 6 November with high level political speeches.

The Counter Conference is endorsed by:

Endorsing organisations' logos: ActionAid, Bretton Woods Project, Jubilee Scotland, Compass, Friends of the Earth, HelpAge International, Jubilee Debt Campaign, new economics foundation, Stop Climate Chaos, TUC, WILPF, War on Want, Fairtrade Foundation, Save the Children, People & Planet, Ekklesia, Action for a Global Climate Community, Change is Coming, UNISON, WWF-UK, World Development Movement, Progressio, BOND, GCAP, New Internationalist (media partner), National Union of Teachers, Stamp out Poverty