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Event: Financing for sustainable development: Can the international financial system make the leap?

FlyerAs governments try to address the challenge of financing sustainable development that makes justice to all three dimensions, they will have to do so relying on an international financial and trading system that to a great extent predates such commitments and did not evolve in light of the need to serve them. Additionally, in a world where the exponential growth of finance has led to a finance-driven economy, how can the agenda subordinate finance to a real economy with human rights at the center?

In a side-event co-organized by CIDSE, Global Policy Forum, Righting Finance and Third World Network, we will discuss whether and to what extent the current international financial, monetary and trading systems are equipped to make this leap, and what needs to happen in the agreement on the post-2015 development agenda to support the enabling of such transition.



Side-event at UN Headquarters, New York

Financing for sustainable development: Can the international financial system make the leap?

The event is jointly organized by CIDSE, RightingFinance, and Third World NEtwork

Where: Conference Room A, United Nations Headquarters Between 46th Street and 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10017 (a UN ground pass is required to attend this event)

When: Monday, 9 December, 2013, 18:15-19:30

Speakers:

  • H.E. Guilherme de Aguiar Patriota, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Brazil to the UN
  • Dr. Yanuar Nugroho, Deputy Representative, President's Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight, Republic of Indonesia
  • Ms. Linah Shimi, Deputy Head of Office "Official Development Assistance and Multilateral Development Institutions", Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, DG Treasury, France
  • Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum
  • Nerea Craviotto, AWID
  • Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern

Moderation: tba

The Rio + 20 Conference reaffirmed the three pillars of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. As governments try to address the challenge of financing sustainable development that makes justice to all three dimensions, they will have to do so relying on an international financial and trading system that to a great extent predates such commitments and did not evolve in light of the need to serve them. Additionally, in a world where the exponential growth of finance has led to a finance-driven economy, how can the agenda subordinate finance to a real economy with human rights at the center?

This side-event will discuss whether and to what extent the current international financial, monetary and trading systems are equipped to make this leap, and what needs to happen in the agreement on the post-2015 development agenda to support the enabling of such transition.

Invitation (pdf, 30 KB)

 

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