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Focus Three: Global Economic Governance

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Financing for Development: CSOs respond to zero draft

 

On March 17th 2015 the co-facilitators of the Third Financing for Development Conference, to be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in July of this year, released the initial draft (“zero draft”) for negotiations.

Center of Concern is part of a Rapid Response Group among civil society organizations following the conference which prepared a detailed response with analysis and alternative language proposals.

“The third FfD outcome document should not result in a retrogression from the achievements of the Monterrey Consensus of 2002 and the Doha Declaration for Development of 2008,” the document says, warning that "Any downward movement from the achievements of Monterrey and Doha will not bode well for the expectations that Addis Ababa will help build trust toward an ambitious outcome in the post-2015 development agenda and a climate deal at the COP 21 in Paris.”

FFD: CoC delivers statements on debt, follow up and systemic issues (April 2015)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Mon, Apr 20, 2015

FFD: CoC delivers statements on debt, follow up and systemic issues (April 2015)

At the Second Drafting session in preparation for the Third Financing for Development Conference (held at the United Nations from April 13 through 17), Center of Concern delivered statements addressing the sections of the negotiations on Debt and Systemic Issues.

On April 23, he was one of the civil society speakers at an interactive session of negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda dealing with Means of Implementation, negotiations that include financial means. His statement made proposals on the coherence of both outcome documents and the relationship between their follow up processes.

FFD3: Some reflections on the structure of the Outcome Document

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Tue, Jan 20, 2015

FFD3: Some reflections on the structure of the Outcome Document

 

In the lead up to the Third Financing For Development (FFD) Conference, to be held in Addis Ababa, July 2015, governments are inquiring whether the structure of the Monterrey Outcome Document should be maintained.

CIDSE’s answer is a resounding yes. In short, a departure from the structure of the Monterrey Consensus would be ill-advised and prone to deepen mistrust at a time when all possible efforts should be put into strengthening trust to ensure ambitious outcomes for the three important conferences that will take place in 2015.

This briefing note produced by CIDSE lays out the main arguments put forward to justify a departure from the Monterrey Consensus structure, and why they do not convince.

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Oct 19, 2014

RBW addresses Beijing meeting on global governance

 

On October 22, CoC team member Aldo Caliari will be one of the panelists at the Second High Level Policy Forum on Global Governance, co-organized by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges and UNDP in the city of Beijing. Mr. Caliari's presentation will address issues of sustainable development financing in the post-2015 context.

Challenges of the G-77 in the Post-2015 Agenda (June 2014)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Challenges of the G-77 in the Post-2015 Agenda (June 2014)

 

The Special Summit of Heads of States and Governments of the countries of the Group of 77 (G-77) plus China was held on June 14th and 15th in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. This meeting commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Group. In the Declaration of 242 points, the governments of the group adopted a common diagnosis of context and strengthened commitments on development in the national context, South-South cooperation, global challenges, and the special needs of countries in special situations.

(A version of this article in Spanish is available from the online magazine Economia Critica, where it originally appeared).

 

 

 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Fri, May 9, 2014

Aldo Caliari Speaking at UN ECOSOC on PPP Infrastructure Risks for Corruption

Speaking at the UN ECOSOC, international economist AldoCaliari addresses public-private partnerships at "Financing for Sustainable Development High-Level Meeting" and promotes financial reform to protect against corruption on complex infrastructure projects. Click here for Press Release. 

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Center of Concern and Institute for Applied Economic Research Convene International Seminar to Analyze Macroeconomic Impacts of Global Value Chains

Rio de Janeiro—International seminar participants evaluate global value chain trading trends of developing countries and alert economic communities to the impact of inaccurate data reporting of domestic imports and exports. Click here for full press release. 

CSOs demand openness in newly-established UN committee on sustainable development financing (September 2013)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Sep 11, 2013

CSOs demand openness in newly-established UN committee on sustainable development financing (September 2013)

A letter submitted by CSOs and networks demands that the newly-established intergovernmental committee on Financing for Sustainable Development adheres to well-established rules for participation of civil society in the Financing for Development process.

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