Reforming Financial Systems

Reforming Financial Systems to Prioritize Funding for Economic Social and Environmental Rights: Key to actual justice and realization of the Post 2015 Development goals.

Tuesday 14th July 2015, 3:30-6:00pm, Lalibella, Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa

Abstract

Prioritizing the realization of economic, social and Environmental rights, ending poverty and promoting sustainable development has been recognized as key objectives to achieving sustainable development.

However, the linkages between achieving these key objectives and financing to achieve them are often not established when planning for development. Fiscal commitment to the realization of economic, social
and Environmental rights is now even more imperative in the face of the fact that almost all proposed sustainable development goals touch on economic, social and Environmental rights. It becomes therefore
necessary to align development finance and financial systems to prioritize commitment to the fulfillment of human rights.

This side event is expected to provide answers to key financing issues including how current financial systems can be transformed to promote the economic, social and environmental rights of all people including
women and children.

Speakers include

Funmi Balogun, UN Women, Adisa Ababa
Lamin Faati, The Gambia Embassy, Adisa Ababa
Peter da Costa, International Consultant
Festus Emiri, Law and Economics Forum, Nigeria
Omoyemen Lucia Odigie-Emmanuel, Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change research
Aminu Magashi Garba,  Coordinator, African Budget Network
Rosalynn Musa, Advisor, Programme on Women’s Social and Cultural Rights
Rotimi Sankore  AFRIDEV (London)
Emmanuela Azu, Women’s Advocate Research and Documentation Centre

Organizer

Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change

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