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September 11, 2001:The Best Face of America

Center of Concern | Thu, Jan 31, 2002

September 11, 2001:The Best Face of America

The Center of Concern issued a special statement immediately after 9-11 through its newsletter, Center Focus.  After expressing grief, condolence, and prayer, it entreated the nation: "as the days pass and the healing begins, we urge the nation’s leaders from all walks of life to help us to grow in our understanding of the underlying factors that have brought this terror and tragedy into our lives, so that we can work more insightfully, more tirelessly, and more effectively for a world in which the peace of justice will be available to every person and terror will be no more.
Financing For Development:  Disappointment, Hope, and Many Questions (2002)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jan 13, 2002

Financing For Development: Disappointment, Hope, and Many Questions (2002)

After three years of preparation, the United Nations Financing for Development (FFD) conference will take place in Monterrey, Mexico, from March 18-22, 2002. The Center of Concern has been heavily involved in the conference’s preparatory work over the past year and a half because of this meeting’s potential for promoting worldwide development and economic justice. This article appeared in Center Focus argues that the process has put some important issues on the international development agenda but the Outcome Document to be signed by heads of state attending the Monterrey meeting, leaves much to be desired.

The WTO 2001 Meeting:  Doha - Another Seattle?

Global Women's Project | Mon, Oct 1, 2001

The WTO 2001 Meeting: Doha - Another Seattle?

"The setting for the World Trade Organization (WTO) Fourth Ministerial, November 9-13, 2001, is Doha, Qatar, the capital of a small Arab Emirate in the Persian Gulf. It could hardly be more remote from Seattle, the last WTO meeting site, geo-graphically and politically; however, its importance should not be underestimated. Six years after the WTO was founded amidst much fanfare in 1995 and two years beyond the Seattle debacle during the WTO Third Ministerial, this international institution faces a crisis of legitimacy and viability. What are the roots of this crisis?"

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