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Trade in financial services and development - Memo (June 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Trade in financial services and development - Memo (June 2012)

On 26 June 2012, the WTO’s Committee on Trade in Financial Services hosted a workshop to examine the role of trade in financial services and development. In a jointly-written memorandum delivered to delegates on the eve of such workshop, SOMO and Center of Concern provided a brief introduction to some of the concerns and analysis essential to a robust discussion of the two main issue areas on the workshop’s agenda: (1) Trade in financial services’ contribution to economic growth and development, and (2) Financial services liberalization, financial regulation and financial stability.

Global Poverty and the Global Common Good in U.S. 2008 Elections (October 2008)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Global Poverty and the Global Common Good in U.S. 2008 Elections (October 2008)

As part of its series Elections 2008: Voting the Common Good, Center of Concern has released a new paper, Global Poverty and the Global Common Good.

In 2000 governments from across the world gathered together to sign the Millennium Declaration that contains a commitment to reduce poverty in the world by half by 2015.

Religious Organizations Oppose U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

Global Women's Project | Fri, Mar 7, 2008

Religious Organizations Oppose U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

As representatives of religious institutions and faith-based organizations with extensive global relationships and concern, we oppose the pending U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA). International trade and investment activities should advance the common good and be evaluated in light of their impact on those who are most vulnerable, including Afro-Colombian and Indigenous peoples. The U.S.-Colombia FTA fails these tests.
FREE TRADE'S LITTLE SECRET

Global Women's Project | Thu, Mar 1, 2001

FREE TRADE'S LITTLE SECRET

"Maria Riley, O.P., Coordinator of the Global Women's Project at the Center, welcomes the Bush Administration's hypocritical decision on steel tariffs as a rare honest Moment of Truth for global policies that impact billions of people. All trade is Managed Trade and should be managed for the global common good and pro-poor development."