Amnesty International at Davos
Northern Ireland-educated Secretary General of Amnesty International, Irene Khan, is in Davos for the World Economic Forum.
Of course, as this blog has recorded, its not the first time that Amnesty or Irene has been to the gathering of the world's political and economic leaders, but with the global economoc crisis, this year has got to the most sober affair for a long time.
On the opening day, Irene told the Forum that the world's poorest will suffer most from the crisis and had a strong message for the CEOs and banking executives attending the forum:
"Well, clean up your act, open yourself to stronger accountability and that means some degree of regulation, and be transparent about what you are doing, and recognise your responsibility. Apologise for what you've done, recognise your responsibility and be accountable."
Above she is discussing the role of the Forum and noting that many of the key stakeholders, those on the fringes of the world's economy, are not present at Davos.
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