abusesaffiliationarrow-downarrow-leftarrow-rightarrow-upattack-typeburgerchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-upClock iconclosedeletedevelopment-povertydiscriminationdollardownloademailenvironmentexternal-linkfacebookfiltergenderglobegroupshealthC4067174-3DD9-4B9E-AD64-284FDAAE6338@1xinformation-outlineinformationinstagraminvestment-trade-globalisationissueslabourlanguagesShapeCombined Shapeline, chart, up, arrow, graphlocationmap-pinminusnewsorganisationotheroverviewpluspreviewArtboard 185profilerefreshIconnewssearchsecurityPathStock downStock steadyStock uptagticktooltiptwitteruniversalityweb
Article

20 Jul 2015

Author:
Savio Carvalho, Senior Advisor, Campaigning on International Development and Human Rights, Amnesty International

"Unrestrained ‘Privatisation of Poverty-Reduction’ Puts Human Rights at Risk"

"Unrestrained ‘Privatisation of Poverty-Reduction’ Puts Human Rights at Risk", 16 July 2015

Corporate lobbyists are unusual guests at development meetings, but when the United Nations held its Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa this week to decide who pays for its new “Sustainable Development Goals”, some governments laid out the red carpet for the private sector. 

Unfortunately, the conference failed to agree on any mechanism for making sure the role of companies in development is kept transparent and accountable. 

Timeline