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RBW dialogues with government officials, attends regional consultation in Uruguay

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Aug 14, 2013

RBW dialogues with government officials, attends regional consultation in Uruguay

On August 16 Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari was in Montevideo (Uruguay) speaking at a public forum “Progress and Challenges on Social Justice and Tax Justice in Uruguay.” The event, also featuring the Director of the Tax Collection Agency and the Minister of Labor of Uruguay, explored issues involved in the recent and ongoing tax reforms in the country from the perspective of social justice.

The following day, he was a panelist at the “Regional consultation on links among economic, ecological and gender justice” being organized by gender advocacy network Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era –DAWN.

Read press release.

CoC staff to chair SID-W Development Finance Working Group

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Aug 9, 2013

CoC staff to chair SID-W Development Finance Working Group

Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari has been appointed co-chair of the Development Finance Working Group of the Society for International Development, Washington D.C. Chapter. CoC is honored by this appointment. Through Aldo’s work, it looks forward to supporting the Society’s endeavor to advance equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies and practices that will shape our global future.  

 

Financial regulation and gender equality: is there a connection?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Aug 2, 2013

Financial regulation and gender equality: is there a connection?

 

The global financial crisis led to greater job loss and poverty among women than men while rising food prices and responsibility for social reproduction take excessive tolls on the livelihoods of women.

A new primer prepared by the “A bottom up approach to righting financial regulation initiative” argues that financial crises and austerity measures adversely impact women in particular and, proposes paths for regulation and recovery to take women’s rights and concerns into account.

 

Center of Concern | Mon, Jul 29, 2013

International Experts Convene to Assess New Issues and Argentina’s Debt Recovery

Washington, D.C.—In a recent panel discussion held at the U.S. Capitol and hosted by the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, Washington, D.C., Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern’s Rethinking Bretton Woods project director, contributed his economic and legal expertise to a panel discussion focused on sovereign debt restructuring.  Speaking to a packed room of invited guests, including representatives of the U.S. Congress, the U.S. State and Treasury departments, major advocacy organizations, international corporations, and Washington, D.C.-based embassies, Cecilia Nahon, U.S. Ambassador to the Argentine Republic, moderated the presentations. (Press Release

Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 26, 2013

Macroeconomic policies: The missing link in African industrialization strategies?

African countries and their leaders are increasingly waking up to the imperative of diversifiying their production structures. But, just as macroeconomic indicators have improved, the structure of production has become more concentrated. How can that be explained?

paper co-written by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari  sets out to argue that macroeconomic policies are the missing link in African industrialization strategies. The paper was delivered at the conference  "Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa", organized in Helsinki by the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research on June 24-25 2013.

Sovereign debt restructuring: Implications of funds litigation against Argentina

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 19, 2013

Sovereign debt restructuring: Implications of funds litigation against Argentina

On Monday July 22, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari spoke at a Congressional Briefing “Sovereign Debt Restructurings: The Case of Argentina and Latest Developments.”

What are the most recent developments in the Argentine debt case? Why are experts and institutions like the IMF claiming that ongoing litigation against Argentina could have pervasive implications for future sovereign debt restructurings? What are the systemic implications of this case?

Other panelists at the briefing were Jeremiah S. Pam, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University Law School and Sergio Chodos, Alternate Executive Director for Argentina at the International Monetary Fund. The event was moderated by the Ambassador of the Republic of Argentina to the United States, H.E. Cecilia Nahon.

CoC hosts meeting in Vienna on human rights and financial regulation

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jun 30, 2013

CoC hosts meeting in Vienna on human rights and financial regulation

 

Center of Concern co-organizes with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights an expert meeting: “Human rights and the financial crisis in focus.”  The meeting will be held on July 1st, 2013, in the city of Vienna, and convenes representatives of human rights special procedures, National Human Rights Institutions, financial regulatory bodies and civil society for a discussion on human rights approaches to financial regulation and economic recovery.

 

CoC attends events to mark human rights conference 20th anniversary

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 26, 2013

CoC attends events to mark human rights conference 20th anniversary

 

On June 26 Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari took part of Strengthening the Human Rights Movement Globally: Vienna +20 conference, held in Vienna, Austria.

 

On June 27-28, he attended the Vienna +20: Advancing the Protection of Human Rights conference, convened by the Austrian government, where he was one of a group 30 experts that integrated a working group tasked with providing recommendations on mainstreaming human rights in the new generation of development goals after 2015.

 

On the evening of June 27, he spoke at "European austerity policies: Potential impact on the realization of economic, social and cultural rights", a panel discussion convened, among others, by the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions.  

 

These events took place in the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Vienna Conference on Human Rights.

 

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