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RBW addresses economy at sustainable development dialogue

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 17, 2012

RBW addresses economy at sustainable development dialogue

Today, prospects for sustainable development remain a serious challenge as our global economy, our natural environment, our social well-being, and our political structures are in crisis.

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari speaks at a panel focused on the economy in this dialogue on "Gender Equity and Sustainable Development," organized by the Heinrich Boell Foundation.

Will UN's dominance break G8's dominance? (June 2009)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 24, 2009

Will UN's dominance break G8's dominance? (June 2009)

In an article commissioned by Islam Online, Aldo Caliari argues that, for years, "big-picture" reforms of the global financial and monetary system were believed to be the province of rich countries, through exclusive gatherings such as the Group of 7 or 8 and their unquestionable dominance of the international financial institutions. Now that is beginning to change.

 

Why G20 summit stirs few hopes of real reform (November 2008)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Nov 12, 2008

Why G20 summit stirs few hopes of real reform (November 2008)

In this letter, appeared in the Financial Times edition of November 12, 2008, Aldo Caliari argues that the low level of ambition for the upcoming financial summit of G20 members in Washington DC should not be a surprise. Unless a much more inclusive approach is followed, giving an institutional platform for the voice of all developing countries, it is unrealistic to expect much more.
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.

A Political Agenda for the Reform of Global Governance (October 2003)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Dec 4, 2003

A Political Agenda for the Reform of Global Governance (October 2003)

"The increasing importance of the socio-economic dimension of globalization and the current insufficiency of institutional arrangements for global economic governance demonstrate the need for a new framework to address the attendant challenges. From the viewpoint of many experts, the original role of the UN in the normative and agenda setting arena should be strengthened on issues such as social and economic development, peace-building, security, justice, and the promotion of human rights. Reform proposals seek to ensure that the legitimacy of the United Nations is recognized with respect to the coordination of global economic policy consistent with its normative framework, and to providing regulatory authority. The objective of this policy paper is to provide expertise for in-depth discussions on the nature of the global governance deficit, with a view to coming up with proposals for global governance reform in the context of the UN Financing for Development High Level Dialogue on October 29-30, 2003."
Towards Improved Global Governance: Building on the Monterrey Consensus (2002)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Apr 5, 2002

Towards Improved Global Governance: Building on the Monterrey Consensus (2002)

The global institutional architecture created in 1945 and enshrined in the UN Charter described a model for the design of international development policy that relied on the two basic principles of coordination and specialization.

Dramatic changes that have taken place since 1945 and meant a departure from the application of these principles, but those principles still make sense for the UN system. Building on the Monterrey Consensus, this presentation, delivered at a side-event attended by high level officials and civil society delegates in the occasion of the International Conference on Financing for Development, makes the case for building on the Monterrey Consensus to fully ensure such principles lead to enhanced global governance structures.