The efforts in Financing for Development have grown considerably since 2002′s international conference in Monterrey, Mexico. UNANIMA has supported the NGO Committee on Financing for Development since its genesis. We promote innovative forms of financing as able supplements to overseas development assistance, trade, and the reform of international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Intern Celia Martin NDS presented an oral intervention on February 12 at the UN Commission for Social Development. The theme of the commission was “Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration, full employment and decent work for all.” You can see a video of her presentation here.
(To activate this link, press “Control” at the same time that you do a left click on the blue print). The video starts at the beginning of the UN session, but Celia’s talk starts at 1.57.07 of the video. “Hover” your pointer at the bottom of the webcast picture that appears, and you will see a grey bar under the picture; move it to the right until you get to the 1.57.07 position. We look forward to having an improved website soon, on which we can post the full transcript of her talk.…
Last month we promised to add a little “education section” where we can briefly describe each of the areas proposed for our own “UNANIMA Sustainable Development Goals” for which we will be lobbying. The first and perhaps most basic is the creation of a Social Protection Floor (SPF), a global social policy approach that helps countries ensure access to essential social services and income for all.
So, how shall UNANIMA contribute to this important discussion? At its fall meeting, the UNANIMA board considered a remarkable piece of work submitted by the Social Justice Office of the Sisters of Saint Anne in Montreal.
View the Archives