Social Watch 2012

Center of Concern | Thu, Dec 8, 2011

Institutions are needed to preserve rights of future generations…

… is one of the main messages of this year’s Social Watch Report.  The report, prepared annually with contributions from organizations in more than 65 countries, is this year focused on the theme “The right to a Future.”  In its US Chapter – co-authored by the Center of Concern – the report argues that “The multiple crises facing the United States and the world are rooted in the prioritization of economic growth over human well-being.

For Reports from the Climate Change negotiations in Durban, South Africa, click here.

Integral Ecology | Thu, Dec 8, 2011

"...the future of the planet is at stake!"

Addressing the Climate Change negotiators, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon asked, “Is this the future we want? A world out of control, climate change and a devastating scarcity of vital resources?”

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Dec 2, 2011

Strengthening Regional Finance for Trade and Development in Africa (November 2011)

What role plays regional monetary cooperation in Africa’ trade and development ?

On November 21-23, in Yaounde, Cameroon, Center of Concern co-organized a seminar on the theme “Effective Monetary Cooperation to Support Trade and Development in Africa,” convening public officials from Cameroon and neighboring countries, intergovernmental organizations and civil society to address these important questions.

Come with a Bang, Gone with a Whimper: Outcomes of the Group of 20 Summit

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Nov 25, 2011

Come with a Bang, Gone with a Whimper: Outcomes of the Group of 20 Summit

The recent summit of the Group of 20 in France was held against a backdrop of a deepening Eurozone financial crisis and the accompanying uncertainty in prospects for the global economy. In the first article in a series assessing the outcomes, Aldo Caliari argues that a minimalist approach was adopted to address failures of the international monetary system.

Share Thanksgiving Gratitude

Center of Concern | Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Share Thanksgiving Gratitude

Faith Leaders from all major faiths gathered Sunday opposite the White House to pray and demand justice for the poor.  As you enjoy Thanksgiving, think about sharing some of your abundance with those most in need - and let your Congressional representative know you are outraged with their lack of attention to those most vulnerable and in need.  Read more . . . .  Happy Thanksgiving.