The International Forum on Globalisation, a network of activists and intellectuals from around the world, has published a new report. It sets out a broad menu of viable options that are consistent with a new set of operating principles for international society. The report kicks off a three year process of discussion among citizens and public policy groups. Its ten principles for democratic and sustainable societies are certainly a good place to start such debates. Among them are concerns for equity, diversity and subsidiarity all in a context of ecological sustainability.
World Bank & IMF in the news
EarthRights International examines how the Jam v. IFC case has helped to shift the landscape of accountability for international financial institutions by successfully challenging their claim to “absolute” immunity in US courts, potentially opening IFC up to further legal challenges in future.