Senior UN officials urge Member States to craft ‘bold, pragmatic’ post-2015 agenda

11 September 2014 – With an “intense and important year ahead,” United Nations Member States must work to build a framework that will sustain and finish what was accomplished with the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease, while rising to challenges old and …

What are the Prospects for Humanity? Could be Great, Provided the Main Global Challenges Are Addressed, Shows the “2013-14 State of the Future” by The Millennium Project

Ethical Markets  and  our Editor Hazel Henderson  contribute research to  this important  STATE OF THE FUTURE  report What are the Prospects for Humanity? Could be Great, Provided the Main Global Challenges Are Addressed, Shows the “2013-14 State of the Future” by The Millennium Project The “State of the Future” is …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: EU Parliament Votes For Public Registries of Company Ownership

    From the Financial Transparency Coalition Blog: European Parliament Gives Overwhelming ‘Yes’ Vote to End Secret Corporate Ownership Millions of Euros Left Ukraine: Why Beneficial Ownership Transparency is Common Sense As Europe Tightens Oversight, Spotlight Must Remain Why Russia No Longer Fears the West: It’s the Offshore, Stupid Understanding …

Sustainable Development Update – 26 November 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase Latest News – 26 November 2013 UN-NGLS Publishes Policy Briefs for OWG 5 23_November 2013: Based on three consultations with civil society, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has produced two papers to inform the fifth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable …

OTHER NEWS: Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net

     Walking an Economic Tightrope with No Safety Net   By Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 2013 (IPS) – With the richest one percent of the population now owning 40 percent of global assets, and the bottom half sharing just one percent, inequality is fast being recognised …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: African dream ‘held back by illicit outflow of capital’

  Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Kofi Annan: Imagine An African Continent, Where Leaders Use Mineral Wealth Wisely New Draft Paper: Emerging Countries and the Taxation of Offshore Accounts “The Trend is in Our Direction.” Appeals Court Loss is Latest Setback for Oil Company Secrecy Campaign Karzai’s Ghost Money from the …

AT FORUM, BAN HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO WORK TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

AT FORUM, BAN HIGHLIGHTS NEED TO WORK TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL New York, Apr 15 2013  7:00PM Calling it “one of the most critical issues of our time,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of strong partnerships to achieve universal access to sustainable energy.“Clean, modern and affordable energy …

Can Income Inequality Destabilize the U.S. Economy?

  March 29, 2013   The daily online magazine on the global economy, politics, culture and history   Can Income Inequality Destabilize the U.S. Economy? Uri Dadush, Kemal Dervis, Sarah P. Milsom and Bennett Stancil | Income inequality is doing a lot more damage than just fraying the political culture. Argentina: …