The UN’s Open Working Group on Sustainable Development, which is the intergovernmental group mandated to come up with international sustainable development goals, is convened it’s general session at the UN in New York yesterday. Aldo Caliari, director of the Center of Concern’s Rethinking Bretton Woods Project and Jubilee Board Member gave a significant opening presentation. The South Centre and TWN’s Bhumika Muchala, the Marianist’s Brother Steve O’Neil and Jubilee’s own Eric LeCompte were invited to make special interventions.
You can see Eric’s UN comments on debt, tax and sustainable development below or by visiting here. In a few moments, Eric breaks down the financial crisis and notes its relationship to debt and tax issues. In this context he also addresses the International Monetary Fund, big banks, raises the issues of vulture funds and Caribbean debt relief.
In addition to Eric’s UN intervention, you can also see what Jubilee USA supports on debt, tax and trade in the paper prepared for the UN meetings by several of Jubilee’s partners in the Finance and Trade Cluster.