08/13/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

G-20 or G-192: Fear of the South

West shutting UN out of global crisis response, as South governments question pillars of world economy

As the global economy continues it's decline, the consequences are growing for the world's poorest. Up until a recent UN conference on the crisis, the representatives of their governments had not been given a venue to discuss a coordinated response to the problem. Not surprisingly they have targeted the basic elements of the global financial architecture for drastic reform, and in turn, the West has sought to shut them out of the discussion around international finance. The Real News heads to the UN to find out what exactly is being discussed there to provoke such a response from the West.