A Human Rights Agenda for the World Bank's New President

Author: Jessica Evans, Huffington Post [USA], Published on: 27 April 2012

The…World Bank’s new president, Jim Yong Kim, has the opportunity…to bridge the false divide between human rights and development….[G]lobal poverty…is…linked to socio-economic rights…the World Bank continues to treat human rights as extraneous political factors beyond the Bank’s mandate...Kim should lead the World Bank…to open space for civil society and the media, and to promote government accountability…The Bank will be revising…policies over the next two years, providing Kim with the ideal opportunity to ensure that they comply with international human rights standards...

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