Schumacher Center for a New Economics: Seeds of Economic Transformation

The Left Forum Conference is held annually in New York City.  At this year’s conference Schumacher Center for a New Economics will present two panels: “Beyond CSA: Community Supported Industry” and “Reclaiming our Agricultural Commons.” New York City’s Left Forum is the largest annual conference of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, organizations, …

Remittance Investment and Knowledge-Sharing Can Help Lift Poorest Nations – UN Report

New York, Nov 26 2012  2:05PM Remittances to the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) must play a greater role in reducing poverty while also empowering those countries’ economies to grow, the United Nations trade and development body urges in a new report. In the 2012 edition of its LDC report, …

Brazilian President Calls For Joint Efforts To Contain Consequences Of Global Economic Crisis

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR JOINT EFFORTS TO CONTAIN CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS New York, Sep 25 2012 1:05PM One of the first world leaders to address the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level debate today, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff called on countries to boost international efforts to tackle the global …

New Paradigm Needed to Ensure Global Job Creation and Economic Progress – UN Officials

New York, May 17 2012 12:05PM United Nations senior officials today stressed the importance of establishing a new paradigm for growth that ensures social inclusiveness, job opportunities for all, and more accountability from the financial sector to tackle the ongoing global economic crisis. “It is time to recognize that human capital and natural capital …

Un Trade Report: Rise In Natural Resources Prices Appears To Be

UN TRADE REPORT: RISE IN NATURAL RESOURCES PRICES APPEARS TO BE HURTING POOR NATIONS New York, Apr 23 2012 3:05PM A sustained rise in prices for raw natural resources and basic agricultural goods is defying long-standing patterns and appears to be hurting poor nations through rising food and fuel costs …

Ban Calls On G-20 Summit to Show Boldness to Solve Global Economic Crisis

New York, Oct 25 2011  7:05PM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the world’s biggest economies to heed the voices of global public protest at their G-20 summit next week and show the bold leadership needed to resolve the global economic crisis and achieve sustainable development. “The gathering force of public protest is …

World’s largest investors, worth $20 trillion step up call for urgent policy action on climate change

World’s largest investors, worth $20 trillion step up call for urgent policy action on climate change   Call coincides with landmark Washington D.C. Global Roundtable on financial stability and sustainability   Geneva/London/New York/Melbourne, 19 October 2011 – Despite the global economic crisis, and increased market volatility, the world’s largest investors today urged …

ITUC OnLine – Union Launch Jobs Pact for Young Workers

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 077/050411 Union Launch Jobs Pact for Young Workers Brussels, 6 April 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The international trade union movement is launching a new worldwide jobs pact for young people at a special G20 employment meeting in Paris. “Of all the pressing employment and social …

International Women’s Day: New Report Shows Second Wave of Global Crisis Hurting Women

INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION ITUC OnLine 053/070311 International Women’s Day: New Report Shows Second Wave of Global Crisis Hurting Women Brussels, 7 March 2011 (ITUC OnLine): Women are facing higher unemployment, underemployment and reduced working hours as a second wave of the global economic crisis impacts female employment, reveals a …