43rd Anniversary

Center of Concern | Fri, May 30, 2014

Center of Concern Celebrates 43rd Anniversary of Sharing Your Voice for Global Social Justice

Since its founding on May 4, 1971, by Bishop (later Cardinal) Joseph Bernardin, General Secretary of the former National Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus, the Center has worked to create a world that upholds basic human rights and human dignity for all. Today, team members uphold the Center's early goals of sharing your voice for global social justice (TM ) by researching, educating, and advocating from Catholic social tradition to create a world where economic, political, and cultural systems promote sustainable flourishing of the global community.



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 | Wed, Nov 27, 2013

CoC Offers Views on Macroeconomic and Financial Aspects of Sustainable Development

This week a United Nations intergovernmental body mandated to craft proposals for what the new goals on Sustainable Development should look like, met to consider the macroeconomic and financial policy aspects of that agenda. Center of Concern’s team member Aldo Caliari provided key inputs for those deliberations, held at the UN Headquarters in New York. At a panel on November 26th, 2013 he delivered a statement on behalf of the civil society organizations’ Finance and Trade Issues cluster. At a side-event the day before, on food price volatility, he discussed the theme “Facing the financialization of food markets: why, where and how in the post-2015 development agenda.”


Center of Concern Speaks on Human Rights Responsibilities of the Financial Sector

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Sun, Dec 2, 2012

Center of Concern Speaks on Human Rights Responsibilities of the Financial Sector

Center of Concern staff Aldo Caliari represented the Center of Concern at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, held in Geneva on December 4 and 5 2012. On the 5th, he was a panelist at a session of the Forum addressing the theme “The finance sector and the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.”

Download full programme of the Forum.

Webcast of panel presentations (Caliari's presentation begins at 03:28)

More information on the Forum.

Integral Ecology | Thu, Dec 8, 2011

"...the future of the planet is at stake!"

Addressing the Climate Change negotiators, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon asked, “Is this the future we want? A world out of control, climate change and a devastating scarcity of vital resources?”