Paradise Papers: corporate duty to respect human rights in the spotlight by Matti Kohonen

The latest scandal about offshore tax avoidance has prompted debate about whether these activities are legal or illegal. From a human rights perspective, it is abusive behaviour The article is authored by Matti Kohonen, Principal Advisor – Private Sector, Christian Aid, United Kingdom and first published by Lawyers for Better Business website  The lawfirm Appleby,…

Ensuring Sustainable Debt, Development and Protections from Economic Shocks by Eric Le Compte

Jubilee USA’s Director Eric LeCompte spoke at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland for the UN Conference on Trade and Development ‎11th Debt Management Conference. Read his remarks on debt, tax and transparency policies that address the root causes of poverty. Link for sharing: ‎http://www.jubileeusa.org/unctad_2017 Ensuring Sustainable Debt, Development and Protections, by Eric LeCompte, Executive…

We do need trillions to achieve the SDGs

Civil Society activists critique first week of deliberations at High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development New York City, 14 July 2017: With the first week of deliberations at the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development coming to a close this Friday at the UN in New York, civil society activists are criticizing a…

Spotlight Report 2017 side events @HLPF 2017

Reclaiming policies for the public: Privatization, partnerships, corporate capture and their impact on sustainability and inequality – assessments and alternatives Conversation with authors of the Civil Society Report Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017 http://www.2030spotlight.org 18 July 2017, 1:15-2:45pm, Baha’i International Community, Suite 120 (first floor),866 UN Plaza, New York. A global coalition of civil society…

Policy Coherence and Financing for Sustainable Development With Equality

Side-event during the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 13 July 2017 8:15 – 9:30 AM Conference Room E in the UN Conference Building Jointly organized by Civil Society Financing for Development Group including the Women’s Working Group on Financing for Development, Femnet, Forum for Women and Democracy, Womankind Worldwide Download invitation The pursuit…