About the Author: Gordon Duguid serves as Director of the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC.
On September 24-25, 2009, President Obama will chair the Pittsburgh Summit, a meeting of leaders from countries around the world who will review the progress made since the Washington and London G-20 Summits. In Pittsburgh, leaders will discuss further actions to assure a sound and sustainable recovery from the global financial and economic crisis. The Summit will give participating nations and international organizations the opportunity to take stock of the progress made and discuss further actions to assure a sound recovery from the current international crisis.
The press credentialing deadline is approaching quickly; it is this Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. (EDT). Applications for press credentials can be found here.
In November 2008, as a response to the global economic crisis, the United States invited international leaders to the Washington Summit on Financial Markets and the Global Economy. The Heads of State and Government were joined by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the President of the World Bank, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, and the Chairperson of the Financial Stability Forum (reconstituted at the London Summit as the Financial Stability Board).