United Nations

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jul 6, 2014

RBW Attends Meetings on Sovereign Debt

On July 8, 2014, at New York University, New York, Aldo Caliari, the director of Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, participates in a meeting to contribute to conceptualizing a capacity-building program to help countries implement the "Principles on Responsible Lending and Borrowing," produced in a process convened by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). On July 7, 2014, Caliari took part in a meeting of UNCTAD's Working Group on a Debt Workout Mechanism, also held at New York University, New York. This meeting of the expert group comes at a critical juncture as a recent ruling by US Courts, by removing financial incentives for creditors to participate in orderly debt workouts, will make future debt restructuring even more difficult.

43rd Anniversary

Center of Concern | Fri, May 30, 2014

Center of Concern Celebrates 43rd Anniversary of Sharing Your Voice for Global Social Justice

Since its founding on May 4, 1971, by Bishop (later Cardinal) Joseph Bernardin, General Secretary of the former National Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the Center has worked to create a world that upholds basic human rights and human dignity for all. Today, team members uphold the Center's early goals of sharing your voice for global social justice (TM ) by researching, educating, and advocating from Catholic social tradition to create a world where economic, political, and cultural systems promote sustainable flourishing of the global community.



Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Apr 13, 2014

RBW to Address UN Meeting on Financing for Development

On April 15, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari will address the Special high-level meeting of ECOSOC with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. The meeting, which this year takes place on the days of April 14 and 15, is held every year at the UN Headquarters in New York, and is part of the follow-up to the Financing for Development Conference.  Read the agenda for this meeting. Photo CC/UN ECOSOC/ Jon Gosier 


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Human Rights in Partnerships to Finance Sustainable Development

On April 3-4 2014, Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari takes part of “Co-Creating New Partnerships for Financing Sustainable Development.” This consultation, being held by the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Financing Sustainable Development to gather inputs from non-governmental stakeholders, takes place the city of Helsinki, Finland. (photo by Jim G/CC) 



Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Event: Debt Problems of Small Vulnerable States: A Time to Act (February 2014)

On February 24, 2014, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari spoke at “The Debt Problem of Small  Vulnerable States: A Time to Act,” a panel discussion organized by the United Nations Financing for Development Office. The event took place in the occasion of the first PrepCom in preparation for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, to be held in Samoa in September 2014.


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 | Thu, Nov 14, 2013

International Economic Policymakers Advise Faster Diversification to Achieve Balanced and Inclusive Growth in Central Asia

Almaty, Kazakhstan — At a recent meeting of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, hosted by the National Bank of Kazakhstan, organizers challenged economic experts to respond to the question: how will Asia expedite its economic transformation? Participants from the Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan focused on economic transformation through modernization, education, and a move from agriculture to services. Over seventy policymakers, researchers, and economic experts assessed strategies to achieving balanced and inclusive growth across North and Central Asia.

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.