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US Administration urged to improve coherence of trade, financial regulation agendas

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Mar 28, 2013

US Administration urged to improve coherence of trade, financial regulation agendas

On a letter to President Obama, Center of Concern and other US-based organizations made demands for greater consistency between the policies the Administration is pursuing in the interest of global financial stability, and rules it seeks to introduce in free trade agreements. The letter called for U.S. trade and investment policies to support developing countries’ ability to implement policy tools needed to prevent crises.

Read letter.

Geneva expert meeting to examine right to water in times of crisis

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Mar 12, 2013

Geneva expert meeting to examine right to water in times of crisis

On March 12-13, 2013, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari attends the Experts’ Consultation on Sustainability and non-retrogression in the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation. The consultation, held at the UN in Geneva, is being convened by the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque. The link between sustainability and economic crisis response measures that threaten sustainability of water services will be in focus at the meeting.

 

Geneva expert meeting to examine right to water in times of crisis

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Geneva expert meeting to examine right to water in times of crisis

On March 12-13, 2013, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari attends the Experts’ Consultation on Sustainability and non-retrogression in the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation. The consultation, held at the UN in Geneva, is being convened by the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque. The link between sustainability and economic crisis response measures that threaten sustainability of water services will be in focus at the meeting.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 4, 2013

Macroeconomic policy and human rights, focus of RBW talks in Geneva, Bilbao

On March 6, in Geneva, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari speaks at “Rethinking Austerity: A Side Event on Human Rights Considerations in National and International Responses to Financial Crisis.” The side event to the Human Rights Council 22nd Session is organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

On March 7, in Bilbao (Spain), he speaks at the seminar “Tax Justice and Development,” co-organized by ALBOAN and the Human Rights Institute of the University of Deusto. The theme of his presentation will be “Tax justice and human rights: Searching for convergence in the new global development framework.” On the same day he will deliver a lecture to University of Deusto students.

Indicators to measure progress on development objectives: How are they chosen?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 28, 2013

Indicators to measure progress on development objectives: How are they chosen?

On February 28- March 1, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari attends the workshop “The Power of Numbers: A Critical Review of MDG Targets for Human Development and Human Rights.” The workshop is part of a multi-author research project to review the criteria used to choose indicators for the development goals set at the beginning of this millennium. It will identify best practices as world governments embark in deliberations on how to shape the post-2015 development agenda.

In a paper commissioned as part of the project and to be presented in Geneva, Caliari will review the indicators for  Goal 8, addressing debt, trade and aid’s role in development.

Education for Justice | Fri, Feb 1, 2013

Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention

Is nothing sacred? Is anything safe? Violence pervades our schools, our relationships, most every aspect of our lives. EFJ provides support for Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, including a prayer service, resource guide, dating rights list and an exclusive interview with a dating violence survivor. We also offer a lesson plan on the voices of the gun violence debate at the Education for Justice website.

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