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28 February 2019
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An economy that serves the people: new UN guidance to anchor policy-making to human rights

By Mark Perera 

This week the UN Human Rights Council will discuss new Guiding Principles to ensure human rights are integral to economic policy-making.  EU states must endorse the new Principles and promote their use at national level.  Strong European support will show that lessons have been learned from the human costs of the financial crisis and see the EU standing behind its development policy commitments.
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Opinion: It's time to challenge the status quo in picking the World Bank president

By Maria José Romero

At a time when the legitimacy of the World Bank as a development institution is at stake, countries from around the world are in the process of recruiting the new president of the institution. Any member of the World Bank can put forward a candidate. But since its founding, there has been a gentlemen’s agreement where the United States and its European allies work behind closed doors to ensure a U.S. citizen leads the World Bank, in exchange for the European leadership of the International Monetary Fund.

Joint civil society submissions to the February 2019 Senior Level Meeting of the OECD Development Assistance Committee

This submission represents the views of a group of 27 civil society organisations (CSOs) from the global south and the global north. The submission was coordinated by the DAC-CSO Reference Group - an open platform that aims at facilitating CSO engagement with the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC). We represent diverse constituencies and areas of expertise - including grassroots activists from the global south; southern-led global networks; national CSO platforms from DAC member countries; and international NGOs - but we have a common commitment to see that the work of the DAC delivers a poverty-free, more equal world.

Upcoming events

International Women's Day, 8 March 2019

Be sure to tune into our social media channels next week for the launch of Eurodad's International Women's Day campaigns.

Eurodad International Conference 2019

Development Finance in the 21st Century: Economic Justice for All?

Date: 3-4 June 2019

Location: Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia  

Co-hosted with Ekvilib Institute supported by SLOGA platform, Focus and EnaBanda  

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