The IMF and Multilateralism

Interesting: the IMF’s view on post-pandemic multilateralism

IMF Finance & Development (F&D) Magazine

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The World is Becoming More Authoritarian

The world is becoming more authoritarian as autocratic regimes become even more brazen in their repression. Many democratic governments are backsliding and are adopting authoritarian tactics by restricting free speech and weakening the rule of law, a trend exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

These are the key findings of the “The Global State of Democracy Report 2021 – Building Resilience in a Pandemic Era”, published on 22 November 2021 by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), an intergovernmental organization based in Stockholm

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A Sustainable Climate is a Basic Human Right

by Tom Coffin

One of the first statements in the 97-paragraph agreement at the end of the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference (COP 26) acknowledges that nations have an obligation to respect human rights as they address global warming. Along with more than 190 other countries, the United States endorsed the agreement with Climate Envoy John Kerry declaring, “No one is exaggerating when they call this an existential threat.”

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Discurso de Lula no Parlamento europeo

Unas lecciones sobre Brasil y sobre el mundo:

Leia o discurso de Lula no Parlamento Europeu – Lula

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Discurso de Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador en el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU

Qué quiere decir ‘seguridad’?

Discurso del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador en el Consejo de Seguridad de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas – AMLO (lopezobrador.org.mx)

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The feminist building blocks of a just, sustainable economy

Good and useful article by Jayathi Gosh:

The feminist building-blocks of a just, sustainable economy – Future of social democracy | IPS Journal (ips-journal.eu)

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An Earth Constitution. Has its time come?

The world is a failed state. The people of Earth share risks and a common destiny without a governance system able to mute dangers and pursue ambitions. As global crises mount, the need for a supranational basis for policy and action becomes ever clearer. The question of world government and how to get there—the focus of our new GTI Forum—deserves a frank, thoughtful, and deep exploration.

Read this very interesting discussion, with many divergent voices

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Traps Lurking at COP26

ETS Group / Silvia Ribeiro will be tracking events at UNFCCC’s COP 26 in Glasgow over the next two weeks, both in person and on-line, and aim to keep you informed about events as they unfold!

We’ll be watching out for and speaking out about three key traps we see lurking at COP 26:

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OBJETIVOS ESTRATÉGICOS DEL GFFSM MEX2022


Recogiendo tanto los aportes de la asamblea anterior del sábado 13 de marzo pasado, como los debates durante 2019 y cuenta tenida del desarrollo del FSM de enero 2021, proponemos adoptar un doble acuerdo:

PRIMERO.- para la discusión considerar dos dimensiones de los objetivos:

  1. Hacia el proceso global del FSM.
  2. Hacia la incidencia en México del FSM 2022.

OBJETIVOS ESTRATÉGICOS DEL GFFSM MEX2022:

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US Billionaire Wealth during COVID

U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surged by 70%, or $2.1 Trillion, During Pandemic; They Are Now Worth a Combined $5 Trillion 

America’s billionaires have grown $2.1 trillion richer during the pandemic, their collective fortune skyrocketing by 70 percent — from just short of $3 trillion at the start of the COVID crisis on March 18, 2020, to over $5 trillion on October 15 of this year, according to Forbes data analyzed by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) and the Institute for Policy Studies Program on Inequality (IPS). [A table of the top 15 billionaires is below and the full data set is here.]

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