The BRICS Running a Good Race

By Diego Azzi |CUT International Relations Advisor and member of REBRIP Originally posted at: http://www.rebrip.org.br/noticias/os-brics-correndo-por-fora-the-brics-running-a-good-race-b1c8/ Analysis of the results of Ufa indicates important movements in the block. In sports jargon, the expression “run a good race” applies to those competitors who, although not among the favorites, discretely do a good job and end up achieving surprising […]

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Economic “BRICS” to cement a new partnership

Blog post by Pooja Parvati  | Research Manager, Oxfam India Photo credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin This article was originally posted at: https://www.oxfamindia.org/featuredstories/1054 Did you know #BRICS nations house 40% of the world population. Read more on their economic partnership http://bit.ly/1g1kQvF @OxfamIndia simplifies the recently concluded #BRICS summit for you. Read on. http://bit.ly/1g1kQvF On July 9, 2015 five countries — Brazil, Russia, […]

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The New Development Bank After the Ufa Summit

By Adhemar Mineiro, CUT/DIEESE advisor and member of REBRIP Originally posted at http://www.rebrip.org.br/noticias/o-novo-banco-de-desenvolvimento-a-partir-da-cupula-de-ufa-1a7b/ Two elements are essential to understand the developments with respect to the New Development Bank, decided upon by the BRICS in their 6th Summit in Fortaleza, and now with defined temporary directors as of the 7th Summit in Ufa, Russian Federation. The first is that, […]

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Social Movements Help The United Nations Human Rights Council To Stay The Course On Creating A Binding Treaty For Transnational Corporations

This article was originally posted at: http://www.stopcorporateimpunity.org/?p=6853 July 10, 2015, Geneva – Dozens of organizations and social movements mobilized this week in Geneva to send a strong message to the United Nations Human Rights Council, to urge them to take action against corporate impunity. The negotiation of a binding instrument on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human […]

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Financing for Development outcome rejects a key tax justice measure for ending poverty and inequality

This article was originally posted at:   http://www.globaltaxjustice.org On 15 July 2015, at a summit of world government representatives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development final outcome text was concluded. A key proposal was rejected to set up an inclusive United Nations intergovernmental global tax body, where every country would […]

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International Seminar on Fiscal Justice, organized by REBRIP

On 25 and 26 June 2015, REBRIP convened a seminar in Sao Paulo on Fiscal Justice. Both INFID (International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development) and SANI (South African Network on Inequality), partner networks from the ECSN BRICSAM programme were in attendance and made presentations. The seminar focused on the issue of tax evasion of transnational […]

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As negotiations at the Financing for Development Conference begin, Oxfam International Executive Director Winnie Byanyima asks: can we reach a point where no one is left behind?

This article was originally posted at: http://news24africa.com/ I like the story I heard recently from Donald Kaberuka of the African Development Bank, who quoted a Senegalese taxi driver exclaiming: “I can’t eat GDP!” Many ordinary people across the world will recognise this sentiment. A growing economy may be celebrated; but not when the spoils of growth are […]

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Civil Society Networks at BRICS 2015

FIRST OFFICIAL CIVIL BRICS FORUM  On June 29th – July 1st Moscow hosted the first official Civil BRICS forum in history. This remarkable event took place at the President Hotel accommodating almost 400 members of civil society throughout three days. Over 20 representatives from partner organisations of the “Empowering Civil Society Organisations’ Networks in an Unequal Multi-Polar World” […]

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Tax policies in three of world’s largest emerging economies jeopardizing efforts to fight inequality

Press release from Addis Ababa: New research comparing tax policies in Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil has revealed how national tax policies reinforce inequality, and how the broken international tax system is amplifying the problem. A new report ´Cross-country research on tax policy and inequality: A Comparative study of Indonesia, South Africa and Brazil’ produced […]

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The BRICS Bank: Four principles to make the New Development Bank truly new

This article was originally posted at www.bankonhumanrights.org  This week as the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) met in Ufa, Russia to launch the New Development Bank, over 40 civil society organizations and social movements from around the world sent an open letter, urging the BRICS to break with the failed development models […]

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