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64 years later: How to account for financial markets in the realization of human rights today?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Dec 17, 2012

64 years later: How to account for financial markets in the realization of human rights today?

When the Universal Declaration on Human Rights proclaimed that economic social and cultural rights should be realized “through national effort and international cooperation,” surely the governments negotiating the text had in mind a different financial system than the one we witness today, says Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari in this blog posting on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

New Website to Expose Financial Sector Abuses, Launched on International Human Rights Day

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Dec 9, 2012

New Website to Expose Financial Sector Abuses, Launched on International Human Rights Day

"The financial crisis harm to conditions of human rights enjoyment worldwide is well documented. Yet, financial regulation continues to be treated as if human rights did not need to be part of the discussion," say members of the initiative in a press release issued on the occasion.

Center of Concern Speaks on Human Rights Responsibilities of the Financial Sector

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Dec 2, 2012

Center of Concern Speaks on Human Rights Responsibilities of the Financial Sector

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari represented the Center of Concern at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva on December 4 and 5 2012. On the 5th, he was a panelist at a session of the Forum addressing the theme “The finance sector and the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.”

Download full programme of the Forum.

Webcast of panel presentations (Caliari's presentation begins at 03:28)

More information on the Forum.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 21, 2012

Center of Concern staff speaks at Central American Finance Ministers gathering

On November 23, 2012, Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari is speaking at the XXX Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Finance of Central America, Panama and Dominican Republic, held in the city of San Salvador, El Salvador. The  presentation introduced the International Working Group on Trade-Finance Linkages as part of activities Center of Concern undertakes to support developing country governments policy dialogue, research and development addressing areas that bridge trade and finance. Latin America member organizations of the working group will also be represented at the meeting.

Financial regulation and inequality in the global development agenda

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Nov 12, 2012

Financial regulation and inequality in the global development agenda

Movements like “Occupy Wall Street” have brought to attention the role of the financial sector in bolstering the fortunes of “the 1 %”. That inequality could not be reduced without dramatic reforms of financial regulation seems a no-brainer. But should financial regulation be part of the global development framework that will replace the Millennium Development Goals? And how? See the answers given by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari in this paper submitted for the post-2015 consultation on inequality.

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