Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Nov 9, 2014

CoC attends Jubilee USA Network Annual Meetings


Center of Concern is proud co-founding member of the Jubilee USA Network, today a coalition of more than 75 US organizations, 400 faith communities and 50 Jubilee global partners. Since its founding, Jubilee USA has won critical global financial reforms and more than $130 billion in debt relief for the world’s poorest countries.

On November 11th through 13th, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari will attend meetings of Jubilee USA Board, of which he is currently the co-chair, and the annual meeting of the Jubilee USA Network Council, which brings together all member organizations for updates and discussions on the work program.

On Thursday 13th, he will be one of the speakers at a briefing Jubilee organizes for the US House Financial Services and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, on "Addressing Inequality and Ending Extreme Poverty: Reviewing Bupartisan Remedites on Debt, Predatory Behavior, Tax and Trade Policies that Protect Vulnerable Communities."

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Education for Justice | Fri, Nov 7, 2014

Discussion Guide: Last Days in Vietnam

A film discussion guide from EFJ in honor of Veteran's Day. Rory Kennedy’s documentary Last Days in Vietnam provides a closer look at the chaotic events of the final days of the Vietnam War. The film includes interviews by individuals who were present and involved with Operation Frequent Wind, the frantic evacuation of Americans and South Vietnamese from the U.S. Embassy as North Vietnamese troops closed in on Saigon.​

Human rights should permeate sustainable development finance options (November 2014)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Nov 1, 2014

Human rights should permeate sustainable development finance options (November 2014)


Last August, a UN committee set up to propose options for financing the Sustainable Development Goals delivered its report, which will be an important input into the intergovernmental deliberations that will decide on means of implementing the said goals next year. This response released by RightingFinance Initiative argues that the centrality of human rights and equality should not only permeate the new development goals agreed in 2015, but also the full range of means to finance them. On this premise, RightingFinance performs a human rights audit of the report.

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RBW addresses Lima right to education gathering

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Oct 25, 2014

RBW addresses Lima right to education gathering


On October 26, CoC team member Aldo Caliari will be a panelist at the VIII Assembly of the Latin American Campaign on the Right to Education (CLADE, by its acronym in Spanish), being held in the city of Lima, Peru. He will address more than 70 right to education leaders from all countries in the region on the theme “Financing in the post-2015 development agenda: What’s at stake?” 

Education for Justice | Fri, Oct 24, 2014

The Real Story about Ebola

With all of the talk in the media about the spread of Ebola, it is easy to forget that this international concern is not just about another virus and that it is a multi-faceted issue. In his article in American Magazine entitled "The Real Story about Ebola," Michael Rozier explains that an examination of this epidemic reveals more than just healthcare issues. He states "Ebola is killing people, but its true power comes from poverty and political instability."

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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Oct 19, 2014

RBW addresses Beijing meeting on global governance


On October 22, CoC team member Aldo Caliari will be one of the panelists at the Second High Level Policy Forum on Global Governance, co-organized by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges and UNDP in the city of Beijing. Mr. Caliari's presentation will address issues of sustainable development financing in the post-2015 context.