Civil Society from the Global South launches new newsletter, ´BRICS Voices´

BRICS Voices is a quarterly newsletter to foster greater engagement of CSOs on BRICS with a view to promote inclusion and accountability. An initiative of civil society networks on BRICS issues from the member countries, in partnership with Oxfam India, the newsletter shares thought pieces and information with a view to amplify voices from the ground […]

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Gender equality becomes a key focus of civil society asks of G20 leaders

A guest blog from Regina Kiriutina, Gender Networker at the Consortium of Women’s Nongovernmental Associations in Russia On September 15th-16th, 2015 Civil Societies from 42 countries from all around the globe gathered to talk about the issues they all work with from day to day. The injustices, inequalities and violations, unlawful usage of resources and harmful attitudes towards […]

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For Richer… or Poorer? The Capture of Growth and Politics in Emerging Economies

The emerging economies Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Turkey – in short, the BRICSAMIT – have come to be considered the economic powerhouses of recent decades, fostering a narrative of the growth of the South. Not only have these countries managed to reduce poverty; most have embarked on a steep economic growth path and […]

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WTO negotiations are central to discussions of agriculture in the global south

In this short video presentation, Adhemar Mineiro from REBRIP outlines why WTO negotiations can have a huge impact on agriculture and particularly small farmers. The next WTO Ministerial meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2015, and civil society´s role in highlighting issues of food security and food sovereignty will be key if […]

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Civil Society Responds to Disappointing Results of 3rd UN Conference on Financing for Development

Guest Blog Spot by Nikmah (INFID)   Background The 3rd United Nations (UN) Conference on Financing for Development held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has finished and produced a document called “Addis Ababa Action Agenda” (AAAA). The conference failed to produce a real breakthrough in solving financing problems of development, as it had been predited, especially […]

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Tax body blow in Addis weakens developing nations

Article by Marianne Buenaventura Goldman, Governance Advisor at Oxfam in South Africa Originally posted at http://mg.co.za/article/2015-07-30-tax-body-blow-in-addis-weakens-developing-nations Tax, more than ever before, is viewed as one of the most significant drivers of development finance. But Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations continue to dominate the global tax agenda in driving processes that seek to tighten […]

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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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