Finance and development
After the vote of the European Parliament on sustainable finance, we reflect on the missing measures in the field of investments to prevent the loss of many lives and the disruption of communities.
Aldo Caliari of Center of Concern, CIDSE's US member and Director of the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, reports on the outcomes of the UNCTAD 14 conference (Nairobi/Kenya, 17-22 July 2016).
In the run up to the conference, CIDSE was one of the 331 worldwide civil society organisations signatories of a letter to UNCTAD member states calling for the reaffirming and strengthening of UNCTAD’s development mandate. (see link at the bottom of this message).
Aldo Caliari of Center of Concern, CIDSE's US member, reports on the outcomes of the first ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum, centerpiece of the reinvigorated follow up created by the Third Financing for Development Conference held last year.
Has the outcome of Addis Ababa changed anything? Article by Jean Saldanha, CIDSE Senior Policy Adviser, autumn 2015.
"The Addis Ababa agreement must address the continued imbalances of the global tax governance system to end the extensive tax evasion that deprives countries of billions of dollars in public revenue every year... It must also address the haphazard regulation of financial actors and minimal control of financial markets that has led to increased levels of inequality across the globe"
CAFOD's Graham Gordon gives an update from Addis Ababa, highlighting the current state of affairs and CSO hopes and expectations.
"Addis presents the starter gun for the journey over the next six months that ends up in Paris in December for the climate change negotiations. As Ban Ki Moon said to civil society groups today, a successful outcome in Addis is crucial for success in everything else"
From 13-16 July governments, civil society and other actors from around the world will come together to negotiate the agenda for financing the new international consensus on sustainable development and creating a fairer and more sustainable international financial system
As governments prepare for the Third International Financing for Development Conference (FFD 3) to be held in Addis Ababa next week (13-16 July 2015), an important decision refers to the follow-up process: how will governments be held accountable for the commitments made at FFD3?
6 May 2015, Brussels, Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU
In a year of major UN Summits on development finance, sustainable development goals (SDGs) and climate change, the topic that has dominated the discussions has been on the role of the private sector and the finance that it can provide and finance that can be channelled through it.