ABOUT PUT PEOPLE FIRST
On April 2, the leaders of the world’s richest economies meet in London for the G20 summit, to discuss their response to the current economic crisis.
Put People First is a coalition of development charities, trade unions, faith groups, environmentalists and other organisations, formed in response to call for a fair, sustainable route out of recession.
Decisions made in unnaccountable financial institutions are hurting the poor in the UK, and have been hurting the world’s poor and the environment for many years.
Already policy makers are speaking of the systemic failure of the current financial architecture and the need for regulation. It is time that those worst affected by decisions have a say in making them, rather than the status quo, in which the few make decisions to the detriment of the many.
What are we calling for?
The platform is united by three linked calls: Decent jobs and public services for all, end poverty and inequality, build a green economy. More specific demands on the UK government are to:
Unfortunately, examination of proposed government solutions to date are either piecemeal, or advocate yet more ‘free’ trade policies, likely to only to make the crisis worse.
What are we doing?
Put People First are organising a major national march and rally in London on 28 March, ahead of the London G20 Summit, which aims to: