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Contents with tag: Global

11 Feb 2014
Promoting Equality for Sustainable Development

The Eighth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG8), an ongoing United Nations process for defining Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), convened from February 3 to 7, 2014 in New York. The OWG, established by the UN General Assembly in January last year to prepare a proposal on SDGs that may be adopted after 2015, discussed the following concerns: (1) Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity; (2) Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment; and (3) Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance.

30 Jan 2014
UN-NGLS interviews IBON leader on corporate human rights standards

IBON International's Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo was recently interviewed by the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service about the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the recent Human Rights and Business Forum and the role of the private sector in the post-2015 agenda.

8 Dec 2013
IBON Int’l blasts WTO Bali deal, calls for global fight vs new neoliberal offensive

IBON International Director Antonio Tujan Jr. today condemned the new trade deal finalized at the recently concluded 9th World Trade Organization ministerial in Bali, Indonesia, as a license for a renewed neoliberal offensive against developing countries.

7 Dec 2013
Midnight Deal in Bali

The Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization concluded a new trade deal after intensive consultations almost round the clock from Wednesday 4 December until the early hours of Friday 6 December, followed by overnight meetings of heads of all delegations the following night.

5 Dec 2013
WTO Deadlock in Bali

On the third day of the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization in this resort island of Indonesia, negotiations appear headed for another failure.

5 Dec 2013
Drawing the lines in Bali: Global South must demand no less than development justice

Lines have been drawn as world leaders gather in Bali for the World Trade Organization’s ninth summit. On one side are the world’s wealthiest countries, including the United States, the European Union, Australia, and Canada, among others. On the other side, resistant to the proposals of this powerful bloc, stands the rest of the world: from the so-called “emerging” to developing to the least developed economies.

3 Dec 2013
Stronger human rights accountability and remedy for corporate abuses urgently needed

As the second annual United Nations (UN) Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva officially opens today, 3 December, messages from stakeholder sessions highlight low awareness and uptake of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP) as well as the continuing human rights violations and impunity of corporate abuses across the globe.

24 Nov 2013
Last-minute compromises in COP 19 fail to deliver positive outcomes

COP 19, the UN climate talks in Warsaw, is running out of time. It is threatened with complete breakdown as major disagreements continue, with heated debates continuing throughout the night in the final stretch of the two-week-long international meeting.

24 Nov 2013
Commitments lost, ambitions damaged: No outcome in sight from Warsaw climate talks

After grueling days of intense negotiations between developed and developing countries, this year’s climate summit failed to produce meaningful outcomes to address climate change.

18 Nov 2013
IBON calls for climate justice, supports Saño stand on urgent climate action

Philippine delegation head Naderev Saño’s crusade for urgent climate action received strong support today from IBON International, as the Philippines continued to reel from the staggering impact of super typhoon Haiyan while the COP 19 climate talks unfold in Warsaw, Poland.

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