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Will UN's dominance break G8's dominance? (June 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 24, 2009

Will UN's dominance break G8's dominance? (June 2009)

In an article commissioned by Islam Online, Aldo Caliari argues that, for years, "big-picture" reforms of the global financial and monetary system were believed to be the province of rich countries, through exclusive gatherings such as the Group of 7 or 8 and their unquestionable dominance of the international financial institutions. Now that is beginning to change.

 

Civil society speaks on the financial crisis and development (April 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 22, 2009

Civil society speaks on the financial crisis and development (April 2009)

The Economic and Social Council held a panel discussion on "Civil Society Perspectives on the Financing for Development Agenda." The panel was held on Monday, 20 April 2009 at the UN Headquarters in New York, in preparation for its Special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 

Closing the Gap: Addressing Imbalances in Global Finance (January 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 13, 2009

Closing the Gap: Addressing Imbalances in Global Finance (January 2009)

 

In comparison to debt, trade, aid and investment, taxation has been the subject of very little attention by the international development community. In a new paper, "Closing the Gap: Addressing Imbalances in Global Finance", CIDSE sets down detailed arguments, for issues of capital flight, tax competition and systems of taxation to be put at the heart of the development agenda. Recommendations on how this can be done follow the arguments.


 

250 CSOs release declaration in the eve of Doha Financing for Development Conference (November 2008)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Dec 8, 2008

250 CSOs release declaration in the eve of Doha Financing for Development Conference (November 2008)

The members of more than 250 civil society organizations and networks from around the world gather from 25-28 November to debate the multiple crises (energy, food, climate, and finance) currently affecting the planet urge goverments to “take the side of women and men workers, farmers, youth and children” and effect changes that put “effective development, poverty eradication, human rights, gender equality, decent work, and environmental sustainability at the fore.”

CIVIL SOCIETY DECLARATION

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