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Ethical Globalization Initiative

Aspen Institute

  • Program Exploratory and Special Projects
  • Program Area Special Projects
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus Africa, United States

About this grant

The Ethical Globalization Initiative, a project of the Aspen Institute, Columbia University in New York City and the International Council on Human Rights Policy, was developed to integrate human rights standards into efforts to promote the benefits of a global economy. The project is led by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.Funding will enable the project to address major global problems that include inequities in trade and development policy; lack of equitable access to treatment, especially for women and children, and lack of local capacity to face the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa; and lack of an ethical, or equitable, dimension in emergent international migration policy.During 2003, the project conducted a consultative planning process to identify critical global challenges for which it could leverage significant impact and demonstrate that a values-led, rights-based approach could yield stronger outcomes.