human rights

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Dec 17, 2013

Center of Concern’s Director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project Addresses United Nations Expert Committee on Financing for Sustainable Development

International economist Aldo Caliari urges United Nations committee to recognize the benefits of monetary system reform and financial regulation to help safeguard public resources needed to finance sustainable development. Video recording of Caliari's live presentation at the UN can be found at 01:53 into the program captured by UN Web TV.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Nov 22, 2013

New Cambridge Press Publication Features Aldo Caliari's Work on Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights

In a chapter contributed to the book, Millennium Development Goals and Human Rights: Past, Present, and Future, recently published by Cambridge University Press, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari examines the relationship between Millennium Development Goal 8 and international human rights standards from a theoretical and practical perspective.


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Oct 23, 2013

Vienna Human Rights Conference Underscores Concerns on Financial Sector

Aldo Caliari, the director of the Center's Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, reminds colleagues of the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights and its Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.  To commemorate the occasion, 140 civil society representatives from around the world gathered in Vienna. "The importance of tackling financial abuses to protect human rights was one of the salient points of a declaration issued in the occasion," reports Caliari in a blog for 

Austerity programs found sapping democracy, human rights in the Middle East (May 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, May 7, 2013

Austerity programs found sapping democracy, human rights in the Middle East (May 2013)

Participants at a recent event in Washington, D.C. addressed in the Middle East. A blog appeared on reports on a panel discussion held at the World Bank Spring meetings. The participants discussed the impacts of IMF-recommended economic policies on democracy and human rights in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries.

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Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Jul 15, 2011

COC joins organizations from over 70 countries to claim accountability for economic justice

From July 13 to 15 staff member Aldo Caliari is representing Center of Concern at the 5th Assembly of Social Watch, being held in Manila, Philippines, under the theme “Claiming Democracy: Accountability for Economic and Social Justice.” Social Watch was established in the 1990s to hold governments worldwide accountable for their social development, human rights and gender commitments. See Center of Concern contributions to Social Watch reports in year 2009 and 2010