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Center Focus, Issue 174 - September 2007

Center of Concern | Fri, Sep 7, 2007

Center Focus, Issue 174 - September 2007

In this Issue:

  • Introduction: We're Back! And We're re-NEW-ed! - James E. Hug, SJ
  • Opting for the Option for the Poor - Kristin Sampson
  • Election 2008: Enlarging the Moral Imagination - Maria Riley, OP
  • Troubled Global Institutions Bring Crisis and Opportunity - Aldo Caliari
  • House Farm Bill Fails to Deliver True Reform - Martin M. McLaughlin
  • Education for Justice Announces a Brand New Look
Preventing New Cycles of Debt. A CIDSE Background Paper. (June 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Jun 30, 2007

Preventing New Cycles of Debt. A CIDSE Background Paper. (June 2007)

A Human Development Approach To Preventing New Cycles of Debt

The G8 and the international financial institutions (IFIs) have recently emphasized their concerns about what they call “free-riding”, i.e. the situation in which “non-concessional lenders indirectly obtain financial gain from IDA’s debt forgiveness, grants and concessional financing activities without paying for it.

In this paper, written by Aldo Caliari from Center of Concern and Jean Merckaert from CCFD on behalf of the CIDSE/Caritas Internationalis Working Group on Resources for Development, the functioning of the existing mechanisms for ensuring debt sustainability in the long run, including mechanisms to address debt reaccumulation, are analyzed from a human development perspective.

A Civil Society Response to the Report of the UN High-Level Panel on System-Wide Coherence (April 2007)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Apr 24, 2007

A Civil Society Response to the Report of the UN High-Level Panel on System-Wide Coherence (April 2007)

In this position paper the Center of Concern, International Trade Union Confederation, UBUNTU Forum Secretariat and World Federalist Movement assess the report released by the High Level Panel on System-Wide Coherence on late 2006.

Beyond WTO Compliance:  Seeking a Just 2007 U.S. Farm Bill

Global Women's Project | Thu, Apr 19, 2007

Beyond WTO Compliance: Seeking a Just 2007 U.S. Farm Bill

"The 2002 Farm Bill is set to expire this year and debate on a new Farm Bill is heating up in the U.S. Congress, drawing both domestic and international attention. Given the scope and reach of Farm Bill legislation, this is an opportunity to change the course of U.S. agriculture and draft meaningful legislation for U.S. family farmers and rural communities and their international counterparts. This article will discuss the current direction of U.S. agriculture policy, the interaction with international trade rules and current proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill, contrasting those that seek to comply with trade obligations and those that present an alternative to the current system. "
Center Focus, Issue 173 - April 2007

Center of Concern | Sun, Apr 1, 2007

Center Focus, Issue 173 - April 2007

In this Issue:

  • Beyond WTO Compliance: Seeking a Just 2007 U.S. Farm Bill - Kristin Sampson
  • Populorum Progressio - A Vision Realized? - Katherine Feely, SND
  • The Federal Budget Embeds a Moral Statement - Martin M. McLaughlin
  • The Shifting Context of the Work for Justice - James E. Hug, SJ
  • Rethinking U.S. Trade Policy for the Common Good - Congressional Briefing

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