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COC joins in comments to UN development finance meeting (December 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Dec 9, 2011

COC joins in comments to UN development finance meeting (December 2011)

The High Level Dialogue on Financing for Development took place on December 7-8 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

 

In advance of the occasion, CIDSE submitted the following Comments and Recommendations for UN General Assembly Draft Resolutionon the Follow-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development

 

 

Adapting the International Monetary System to 21st Century Challenges (July 2011)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Jul 25, 2011

Adapting the International Monetary System to 21st Century Challenges (July 2011)

In a recently -published paper "Adapting the International Monetary System to 21st Century Challenges," it is argued that four key challenges have determined more intense debate and calls for reform of the international monetary system. The paper, UN DESA Working Paper No. 104 (ST/ESA/2011/DWP/104), states that these challenges have either appeared or become more acute in the beginning of this century, and satisfactory reforms of the international monetary system will need to address them. Such challenges are: ensuring an orderly exit from global imbalances, facilitating more complementary adjustments between surplus and deficit countries without recessionary impacts, better supporting international trade by reducing currency volatility and better providing development and climate finance. After describing them, the paper proposes several reforms to enable the international monetary system to better respond to these challenges.

WTO, OECD and UNCTAD deliver reports on trade and investment measures before Seoul Summit (November 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Nov 11, 2010

WTO, OECD and UNCTAD deliver reports on trade and investment measures before Seoul Summit (November 2010)

Two reports were released before the G20 Summit: one by the WTO on G20 trade developments, and another jointly prepared by the OECD and UNCTAD on G20 investment developments. Both reports covered the period from May through October of 2010. 

MDGs still achievable, but role of public sector is key, CSOs say (September 2010)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, Sep 24, 2010

MDGs still achievable, but role of public sector is key, CSOs say (September 2010)

“The future of democracy depends on whether civil society and trade unions can develop the capacity to counter the lobby of the financial sector.” This dramatic statement was made by Nancy Alexander, from the Heinrich Boell Foundation, at the opening of a side-event held on the fringes of the Millennium Development Goals Review Summit.

 

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