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Should we automate the CEO?

There has been a lot of buzz about how AI might eventually replace lower-rank workers. But why not start with the highest-paid corporate executives?

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Standing strong in the face of global challenges

The Reality of Aid:

Throughout the network’s 30-year existence, issues surrounding aid and development have evolved into a more chaotic web of complications, prompting deeper injustices and poverty. Despite and because of this, any door of opportunity must be seized to magnify the calls of the people for rights-based, people centered development and for quality financing in areas concerning public services and climate justice, among others.

Read ‘The Reality of Aid”s new Report

Poverty Reduction and Climate Finance

Economic growth, poverty reduction, and climate action are deeply interlinked: none can move ahead without the other. So why isn’t more happening?

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The Push to Bring Back Child Labour

Rather than offering wages attractive to adults, employers want lawmakers to push teens into some of the most dangerous jobs in the country.

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European norms and values

Workers drill holes in the roof of a building where refugees, denied the legally provided shelter, are protected from snow, rain and wind. This is Belgium

ITUC’s international women’s day

On this International Women’s Day, workers around the world call for a gender-transformative New Social Contract that prioritises equality, inclusion, peace and democracy.

International Women’s Day 2023 – International Trade Union Confederation (

Profits in tax havens!

Zucman and Wier published a new study on what multinational corporations did with their profits made outside their own country. In 2019 one trillion USDollars went to tax havens!

They also note that multinational profits grew faster than global profits!

Read the interesting study!

5th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries

In the first week of March, the international community will gather for the 5th UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) in Doha. The conference takes place in the context of multiple crises that have hit LDCs far harder than richer and more resilient countries. It coincides with the SDG midterm, and by definition, no group of countries is as far from SDG achievement as LDCs. The conference presents a significant opportunity to mobilize more and more effective support for LDCs. The international community must seize it.    

Read Bodo Ellmer’s article

Today’s Wall Street Oblivion Worse than it was in 2008

The years leading up to the stock market crash in December 2008 were a classic example of an economic disaster that never should have happened. A minority of financial experts had cited obvious signs of a seriously weakening economy. Yet the leaders of our most prestigious financial institutions, and the government agencies that were supposed to regulate them, were oblivious to the dangers.

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Towards a WTO anchored in SDGs

The WTO faces an existential crisis, despite a reasonable outcome at the Twelfth Ministerial Conference. The one way by which the WTO can resuscitate itself is to make sure that the negotiating agenda is anchored in the SDGs rather than in the narrow interests of its most powerful members. The changing role of the State must also be factored in by the WTO.

Read South Centre’s policy paper

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