Civil society, activists, and campaigners from around the world called on development actors to uphold their commitments for CSO enabling environment, to reverse the trend of shrinking and closing civic spaces, and to put an end to attacks against human rights defenders and civil society workers.
The Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation (SSC) or BAPA+40 concluded without commitments.
Southern CSOs have gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the 2nd UN High Level Conference or BAPA+40, happening on March 20 to 22, 2019.
Amid rising inequality worldwide and the continued dominance of neoliberal policy norms that infringe on workers’ rights, various workers’ actions and people’s assertions sparked in the global South.
Southern-based civil society organisation (CSO) IBON International joins movements in raising concern on the “tactics of repression” used by the Indonesian government’s police and militia against what the CSO called a “legitimate and justified people’s initiative.”
On October 8 to 14, people’s movements and civil society organisations will gather at the People’s Conference against IMF-World Bank in Bali, Indonesia, as the Annual Meetings run from October 12-14.
OceanaGold operations reveal the danger of persisting neoliberal policy norms from which many other transnational corporations benefit.