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Does the World Bank live up to its human rights obligations?

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Jun 2, 2013

Does the World Bank live up to its human rights obligations?

In 2012, the World Bank launched a two-year consultation process to review and update its social and environmental safeguard policies.  At a panel hosted by the American University's Washington College of Law, on June 7, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari offered an assessment of these World Bank reform efforts from a human rights perspective.

The Global Partnership for Development: helping achieve human rights? (May 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, May 29, 2013

The Global Partnership for Development: helping achieve human rights? (May 2013)

A new paper authored by Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari, “Analysis of Millennium Development Goal 8: A global partnership for development,” provides an assessment of targets and indicators regarding Millennium Development Goal 8 (“Global partnership for development”) from a human rights perspective.

New development goals must have human rights at their core

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, May 10, 2013

New development goals must have human rights at their core

Center of Concern is among 19 leading human rights organizations that are calling for human rights to be placed at the core of the new development agenda. The call comes as a panel of experts appointed by the UN Secretary General to issue proposals for the new development agenda is about to unveil a draft report.

 

More information on this statement, including how to endorse it (by May 13).

Financial Transaction Tax right tool to meet human rights obligations, CSOs say (June 2012)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 20, 2012

Financial Transaction Tax right tool to meet human rights obligations, CSOs say (June 2012)

In the lead up of an important gathering of European Heads of State on June 28-29, 2012, the “A Bottom Up Approach to Righting Financial Regulation” initiative organized a letter making the human rights case for the adoption of a financial transaction tax in their upcoming deliberations.

“Human Rights Can Fix Our Broken Agricultural System,” Advocates Argue (December 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Dec 9, 2010

“Human Rights Can Fix Our Broken Agricultural System,” Advocates Argue (December 2010)

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“Human Rights Can Fix Our Broken Agricultural System,” Advocates Argue  

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Does the Global Partnership for Development Reflect Human Rights? (March 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 29, 2010

Does the Global Partnership for Development Reflect Human Rights? (March 2010)

In 2000 all countries committed to developing a Global Partnership for Development. Speaking at a symposium hosted by Harvard University Law School, 10 years later, RBW Project Director Aldo Caliari presents a paper co-authored with Mac Darrow, Coordinator of the Human Rights and MDGs Unit of the OHCHR. The paper examines whether the Global Partnership for Development lived up to the human rights obligations of the international community.
Human Rights Principles raised in Financing for Development Follow up meeting (March 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Mar 29, 2010

Human Rights Principles raised in Financing for Development Follow up meeting (March 2010)

In a statement on the occasion of the Special High Level Meeting of ECOSOC with the Bretton Woods Institutions, the WTO and UNCTAD in follow up to Financing for Development, ESCR-Net delivers a statement on that human rights principles should lie at the heart of the processes to reform the international monetary, financial and trading system.

Bringing Human Rights to Bear in Times of Crisis (March 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Mar 2, 2010

Bringing Human Rights to Bear in Times of Crisis (March 2010)

This report was co-authored by Center of Concern with Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (CWGL) and the International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net).

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