Reclaiming our Future Conference
On 8 October , GI-ESCR and partners participated in the “Reclaim Our Future” Conference. The Conference was held in Marrakech (Morrocco) and was organised by a range of social movements and civil society organisations, aiming to hold the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG) accountable for a broken and outdated global financial and fiscal architecture.
In particular, GI-ESCR and partners co-organised an interactive workshop called “A Global Financial System that Advances Human Rights? Towards a shared vision for a green and gender-just transition”
“The international financial architecture is broken, outdated, and not fit for purpose to meet today’s climate challenges. It has failed to address structural conditions of inequality and sustainability that are driving current interlinked global crises. This requires a new understanding of the role of public finance to ensure sufficient resources are mobilised for solutions focused on realising rights within planetary boundaries”, explained our program officer, Vicente Silva, during the meeting.
This interactive session brought together a group of experts and activists to share their views on the principles that should guide the transformation of the international financial architecture. It detonated a debate on (i)how public finance need should be reimagined to achieve a gender-just transition towards a sustainable future (ii) how human rights principles and standards could reshape the global financial and tax system; (iii) collectively mapped out advocacy strategies based in green, feminist, and rights-aligned principles; and (iv) brainstormed effective strategies to achieve a gender-just transition that includes cross-movement organising.