Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Apr 30, 2006
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Apr 29, 2006
Global Women's Project | Sun, Apr 23, 2006
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Mar 23, 2006
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 20, 2006
Center of Concern | Wed, Mar 15, 2006
In this Issue:
- Benedict XVI Meets the Bush Agenda - James E. Hug, SJ
- The 6th WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong: Promoting Whose Development? - Kristin Sampson
- Aid for Trade Raises Concerns - Aldo Caliari
- Changes At the Agribusiness Accountability Initiative - Peter O'Driscoll
Global Women's Project | Thu, Feb 2, 2006
There are a series of trade initiatives that are sponsored and/or driven by the U.S. government through a variety of mechanisms which are moving at a rapid pace. Trade and investment policies will have major impacts on the region and globally. The Global Women's Project at the Center of Concern is concerned with the gender and social impacts of trade and investment agreements that favor corporate interests over national sovereignty and the rights of people, the market over real development needs.
The below fact sheets critique the impact that these policies are having on women, their families and their communities. They are designed to serve a proactive role in critiquing and shaping the power relationships behind these policies. Because of our role as gender activists in the North, we recognize and oppose the fact that the U.S. is using a variety of mechanisms to push an agenda which is hindering the common good.
Global Women's Project | Sat, Jan 14, 2006
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Dec 3, 2005
In a document prepared by Aldo Caliari and Pam Sparr, CSOs state their demands for the emerging Aid for Trade agenda.
Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Nov 22, 2005
In these papers commissioned by UNCTAD for its Expert Meeting on Debt Sustainability and Development Strategies, Aldo Caliari analyses the debt –trade connection.
The first paper focuses on debt management initiatives and the need for a change in paradigm. Debt and trade policies are perceived to be a crucial part of this complex of policies. However, the close interdependence that exists between the asymmetries in the trade system and the chronic nature of the overindebtedness problem faced by developing countries oftentimes goes missing in policy initiatives, the author argues.
The second paper focuses on the threats to debt prevention and resolution stemming from bilateral investment treaties (BITs) provisions on sovereign debt restructuring.