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The Podimata report on the proposal of the European Commission for a Financial Transaction Tax as adopted by the European Parliament on 23 May 2012.

The organizers of the People's Summit in Rio published the latest version of the negotiated document 'The Future we Want'. This is what will be discussed at the Rio+20 Conference in three weeks. It is stressed that the document mainly talks about the environmental issues, leaving aside the economic and social dimensions ...

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IFAD's Poverty and Inequality Report 2011 on Latin America ... sad reading ...

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Read the draft text of the ILO recommendation which will probably be adopted by the International Labour Conference in June.

And don't forget GSJ's analysis of the preparatory documents and simlilar proposals on the same topic (see below)

Read the draft recommendation

About MDGs and beyond ...

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A new report on the Millennium Development Goals: colourful graphs on a dark reality ...

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The World of Work Report 2012: no recovery yet for labour markets


Report of Ms Podimata, discussed and voted on in the Economic and Monetary Committee of the European Parliament on April 25 2012. The final report will be available soon.

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(From Global Financial Integrity)

With the one trillion Euro the EU governments lose each year to tax dodging much is at stake. The prospect of a debt ridden jobless future has the EU asking questions. DG TAXUD the tax arm of the EU civil service will prepare a communication by December on the broad topic of tax havens and unfair tax competition. 

 The report was released in the lead-up to the 4th BRICS Summit (28-29 March, New Delhi). It takes an in-depth look at the increasingly important roles Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are playing to advance health and development in the world's poorest countries.

There is an urgent need for new resources and innovation in global health, and the world is looking to the BRICS and other emerging economies for greater leadership in these areas. As these countries invest more in global health and R&D, it is clear that their approaches differ from those of traditional donors and are shaped by their own experiences, philosophies and interests. It is also clear that the BRICS and other emerging economies will play an increasingly important role in driving access to new health technologies and services. 

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