Questions to be asked of U.S. policy and legislation on Africa

Excerpts from "Toward economic justice in Africa: A Kairos moment for American Policy"
by Washington Office on Africa
Washington, DC, United States
September 2, 1999
2 pages
Type: Policy Document
Coverage in Africa: Southern Africa, Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Excerpts from "Toward economic justice in Africa: A Kairos moment for American Policy," a document which emerged from the “Trade, Aid, and Debt: Toward Economic Justice in Africa - A Consultation for Faith Communities” held in Washington, June 4-6, 1999. The document urges applying criteria that affirm our vision of just American economic relationships with Africa to U.S. policy initiatives and Congressional legislation. The document says for further information contact Leon P. Spencer. The document discusses mechanisms to ensure benefit to the African poor, the right of Africans to formulate alternative economic models, traditions, values, practices, African civil society participation, cultural sensitivity, local realities, protection of vulnerable and marginalized African communities, small farmers, indigenous businesses, local strategic industries, international labor standards, protection of the environment, human rights, women, credit, education, health, violence, the burden of debt, local natural and human resources, development aid, authentic partnership and empowerment, capacity-building, and alleviation of poverty.
Used by permission of the Washington Office on Africa.
Collection: Aubrey McCutcheon Southern Africa Papers, Michigan State University Libraries, Special Collections