Campaign: Act now

Global campaigns disseminated by our portal Choike that had the support of international, regional and national organizations, as well as individual endorsements:

Request for civil society participation in IMF study on Financial Transactions Taxes
Sign-on letter to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director International Monetary Fund, requesting for civil society participation in IMF study on how the financial sector can help pay for the bailouts. Add your organization's support before November 12, 2009. November 2009.

Sign-on letter calling for repayment of climate debt
The Third World Network has taken the initiative to prepare a sign-on letter to galvanize members of civil society and social movements globally to support the call for the repayment of the climate debt and to advance these calls in the climate negotiations. July 2009.

Urge leaders to attend UN crisis summit
The UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and its Impact on Development took place on June 24-26 in New York. While many developing country governments proposed to send their heads of state, many other developing and developed countries (in particular G-20 countries) weren't. The campaign aimed to encourage them to participate in the UN crisis Conference by sending a letter to their Head of State. June 2009.

Let’s put finance in its place!
"The resources to get out of the crisis merely burden the public with the losses in order to save, with no real public benefit, a financial system that is at the root of the current cataclysm. Where are the resources for the populations which are the victims of the crisis?" This call will be submitted to G20 finance ministers ahead of their meetings 13 and 14 March, 2009.

Read the call and support it!
See over 500 signatures

Towards a Global Climate Fund
This statement, signed by over 300 organizations and individuals, was presented to representatives of the Group of 77 developing countries during the climate negotiations in Poznŕn in December 2008. It was used to begin a global conversation on the new institutions needed to fight the climate crisis. December 2008.

Read the statement in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian
See over 300 signatures

Statement on the proposed “Global Summit” to reform the international financial system
The day before the new UN high-level taskforce on the global financial crisis, chaired by Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz, met for discussions and two weeks before the US hosted the Group of 20 to address the same issue, a coalition of 630 organizations from 104 countries issued a statement demanding a truly global response to the global crisis and laying out a set of principles for doing so. November 2008.

Read the statement
See over 2800 signatures
Read the press release (29 October 2008)

New principles and rules to build an economic system that works for people and planet
On November 15 2008, the leaders of the 20 more powerful nations and the major multilateral financial institutions gathered in Washington to discuss the future of the global economy. This declaration was presented prior to this meeting and addressed principles and rules to build an economic system that works for people and planet. This statement draws from several recent statements developed by global civil society.

Read the declaration of principles
See over 590 signatures

Sign-on letter urging IMF Managing Director to attend Doha FFD Review
While initially scheduled to attend the Doha Financing for Development Review in Doha, the IMF Managing Director Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn hinted he was no longer planning to attend. This sent a political signal that seeked to undermine the strength of the UN process as it enters into critical matters of reform of international finance and at a very critical juncture in the negotiations. November 2008.

Read the letter to Dominique Strauss-Kahn
See over 100 signatures

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