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Contents with tag: Asia & Pacific

11 Oct 2012
BOOK LAUNCH: Sowing Seeds of Change and Hope

The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), in partnership with Andra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU) and Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), will launch the book Sowing Seeds of Change and Hope: Farmers Confronting the Food and Climate Crises on October 15, 2012, 3-4 pm at the People's Sovereignty: Land and Biodiversity at the Jeevan Jyothi, Hyderabad, India.

8 Oct 2012
Save the Date!

IBON International and Reality of Aid Asia Pacific invite you to a forum on
Results & Sustainability: Rights-based Perspectives at the Civil Society Program of the 2012 IMF & WB Annual Meetings, Tokyo, Japan
10 October 2012, 4.00 - 5.30 pm

3 Oct 2012
ADB claims Asia’s 'Green Urbanization' is good, but urban poverty shows otherwise

Last August, ADB released its 2012 Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific with a special chapter on Green Urbanization. In this report, ADB exalts Asia-Pacific’s fast-paced urbanization as compared to other world regions. The report says that, in less than a century, 51% of the region has already been urbanized. This commentary, first posted on the Water for the People Network (W4PN) website, shows that the ADB's celebratory tone about urban progress does not, so to speak, hold water.

21 Sep 2012
International Conference on Fisheries and Globalization

Antonio Tujan Jr., IBON International Director and Co-Chair of PCFS, delivers his opening remarks at the International Conference on Fisheries and Globalization in Iloilo, Philippines (19–21 September 2012). In his remarks, Tujan stresses the need for small fisherfolk to clearly identify the root causes of their problems, their 'targets and solutions.'

8 Jun 2012
CSO strategy meeting on the Right to Water: challenges and imperatives for Rio+20 and beyond

Twenty years after Rio 1992, we are nowhere near the future that we want with respect to universal access to water. And our collective future is threatened with the further commercialization of nature. Join Water for the People Network and IBON International in a strategy session on the right to water and sustainability towards Rio+20 and beyond in Hanoi, Vietnam on June 10, 2012.

11 Apr 2012
RIO FOR PEOPLE: Strengthening People’s Capacity for Genuine Sustainable Development

Despite calls for renewed political commitment to the principles and goals of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to address the unequal and unsustainable character of dominant development patterns, Rio+20 is inclined to reinforcing the same neoliberal framework that was the very cause of the multiple crises of today. The Green Economy, premised on the commodification of nature and ecosystem services, allows for business as usual and very well suits the interests of the corporate sector.

20 Mar 2012
Civil society dares ADB: Pay more attention to human rights, social accountability

On the last day of the 45th Annual Governors Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, civil society organizations met with the Bank’s staff to discuss about the new accountability mechanism.

4 Oct 2011
Carving Out a New Aid Order at Busan

Laura Lopez Gonzalez interviews TONY TUJAN, director of IBON International, on the upcoming high-level forum on Aid Effectiveness.

25 Aug 2011
August Issue of the Institute of Political Economy Is Out Now

To achieve its goal to undertake research for policy formulation and the development of alternatives for socioeconomic issues in the Philippines and the world, the Institute of Political Economy is pleased to announce the release of its August 2011 Issue.

19 Aug 2011
CSOs vow vigilance to protect and advance the gains of Rio

Some 50 civil society representatives from around Asia gathered in Bangkok on August 17, 2011 to exchange knowledge, experience, views and strategies on the issues around sustainable development and the upcoming United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, also known as the Rio+20 Summit.

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