Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Financing Sustainable Development: Are We Up to the Challenge?

Fifteen years after the Millennium Declaration and reaching the deadline of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 2015 will be a year of reckoning and looking ahead. The international community will need to forge a new framework to finance sustainable development. A new paper released by CIDSE, the international alliance of Catholic agencies of which Center of Concern is a member, relies on Catholic Social tradition to recommend measures needed for financing the new development agenda.


Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Human Rights in Partnerships to Finance Sustainable Development

On April 3-4 2014, Center of Concern team member Aldo Caliari takes part of “Co-Creating New Partnerships for Financing Sustainable Development.” This consultation, being held by the UN Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Financing Sustainable Development to gather inputs from non-governmental stakeholders, takes place the city of Helsinki, Finland. (photo by Jim G/CC) 



Center of Concern | Fri, May 25, 2012

Rio+20 - Important Opportunity


Rio+20 is a chance to become more sustainable, says WWF report

Humanity's patterns of migration, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions are outpacing the Earth's ability to replenish itself, according to a report by the conservation group WWF. "The Rio+20 conference next month is an opportunity for the world to get serious about the need for development to become sustainable. Our report indicates that we haven't yet done that since the last Rio summit," said David Nussbaum, CEO of WWF's U.K. office.  For more on the report, click here.  For further analysis of the Rio+20 conference we recommend the materials of CIDSE and of the Third World Network

Interfaith Community Responses and Recommendations on the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jan 20, 2010

Interfaith Community Responses and Recommendations on the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document

In response to U.S. plans for a Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, diverse faith communities concerned about the role of development in lifting people around the globe out of poverty encouraged the administration to focus on small-producers. Investments in small-producers in particular drive broadly-shared economic development and increase the food supply. With greater prosperity, the consequent higher effective demand for industrial and other goods would induce dynamics that would be a significant source of economic growth.