Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jul 20, 2014
Attending the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari reports on the outcomes of the Summit, including the launching of twin economic institutions: the New Development Bank owned by the BRICS and a Contingent Reserve Arrangement.
Education for Justice | Fri, Jul 18, 2014
EFJ joins the international community in celebrating the life of Nelson Madela. Take a moment to reflect on Mandela's life by praying, "Mandela: A Cosmic Presence of Action."
This prayer was written by Dianna Ortiz, OSU
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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jul 14, 2014
On July 15th through 17th, 2014, Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari is in Fortaleza, Brazil, to speak and participate at events in the occasion of the 6th Summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), being held in that city on July 14-15. On July 15th, he will be one of the panelists at the launch of the book “Infrastructure: For Profit or for the People? The crucial role of responsible and democratic governance.” To this book, published by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and LATINDADD, he contributed a chapter. On July 16th, Caliari will speak at one of the panels of a 2-day workshop “BRICS Bank Monitoring Project”, a workshop bringing together civil society organizations interested in ensuring that the emerging BRICS Bank –a development finance institution of the BRICS that they are expected to announce at the Summit – behaves in accordance with principles of sustainable development and human rights.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Jul 5, 2014
On June 24-26 Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari attended “Linking Social Struggles: Can the Path Towards Human Rights Compliant, Holistic and Sustainable Food Systems Serve to Unify Struggles?” (photo: CC/Flickr/Oxfam/East Africa/farming) At the meeting, bringing together representatives around sixty civil society, social movement and peasant organizations and academic representatives from all regions of the world, Mr. Caliari will be a resource person on issues relating to financial regulation and investment issues related to the food system. On June 26th, Mr. Caliari joined a planning meeting of the Extraterritorial Obligations Consortium, a network dedicated to promote the extraterritorial application of human rights norms, of which the Center of Concern is a member.
Education for Justice | Wed, Jul 2, 2014
Take action! Sign the petition to support the dignity and safety of unaccompanied children.
(Photo credit: CC/Flickr/UNHCR)
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 18, 2014
On June 18 through 20, 2014, CoC team member Aldo Caliari will attend a “Tax Justice and Human Rights Research Collaboration Symposium,” at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Mr. Caliari will be part of three panels addressing, respectively, recent tax justice and human rights reports, international corporate taxation, and justice in the migration of labor and capital. More information on the symposium. Photo: CC/Flickr/Progress Ohio
Education for Justice | Tue, Jun 17, 2014
In light of the recent uprising in Iraq, this prayer challenges us to be present to the violence and unrest in our world and to become agents of peace and change.
(Photo credit: CC/Flickr/U.S.Army)
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 11, 2014
Center of Concern is proud to announce three events that RightingFinance, the initiative it coordinates, will be holding in the course of the month of June 2014 on the theme of tax policy and human rights. The events take place in Geneva and in New York City on the occasion of the release of the latest report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, which has tax policy and human rights as its main focus. (Click title for details.) Photo: CC/Flicr/Sudipta_Arka_Das.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, May 29, 2014
On May 29, 2014, Rethinking Bretton Woods Project Director Aldo Caliari joined a delegation of US civil society organizations coordinated by Interaction that visited the White House to meet with the US Sherpa for Group of 20/Group of 7, Ms. Caroline Atkinson and National Security Council representatives. (Photo credit: CC/Flickr/Jasleen Laur)
Global Women's Project | Wed, May 28, 2014
With courage Maya Angelou led women around the world to examine their lives within a context of hopefulness. Her words, actions, and her performances on the global stage provided opportunities to experience her confidence in the human spirit to soar above oppressions and abuses. The Global Women's Project reflects upon Ms. Angelou's contributions to improving awareness of the need for gender equality. We encourage our friends to take a moment to remember her voice and to read her work at the Poetry Foundation. (photo credit: CC/Flickr/Troy Talbot)