Poverty, unfair trade practices, and the problems created by increasing globalization—all raise hard questions of responsibility, morality, and equity. Recognizing the ethical dilemmas intrinsic to building better international social and economic institutions, promoting global development efforts, and protecting individual freedoms, the Council’s work encourages reflection and action towards achieving a more just world.
The Carnegie Council's goal is to help close gaps between theory and practice, and between theorists and practitioners, by integrating rigorous thinking about principles of global justice into debates about existing institutions and development policies, in ways that can enrich each.Our current and recent programs and publications on the theme of Global Social Justice focus on the following topics:
- Global governance
- Environment/sustainable development
- Human rights
- World poverty and global health