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Contents with tag: Global

24 Nov 2012
COP 18 must deliver ambition, equity and binding commitments

IBON Key Asks at COP-18 states: People of the world are demanding from the world's leaders gathered at COP18 an ambitious, equitable and binding framework to address this planetary emergency.

31 Oct 2012
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development

We are grassroots organizations, labour unions, social movements, non-governmental organizations and other institutions committed to forging new pathways to the future we want – a future where the common good of all takes precedence over the interests of a tiny elite; where the needs and rights of all people are realized; where the environment is not sacrificed to benefit only the few.

27 Oct 2012
IBON International: White Paper 2012

Established 68 years ago, the World Bank (WB) remains one of the world’s largest multilateral development finance institutions with 188 member countries. It has a vast personnel consisting of 9,000 employees and consultants spread around the globe in over 100 offices, and an aid portfolio of $57 billion in 2011.

13 Oct 2012
WORLD BANK: Sluggish and jobless growth overshadows Tokyo summit

Growing joblessness, financial instability and sluggish growth of the global economy threw long shadows over this year’s annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WB) in Tokyo, Japan. The summit kicked off the official meetings yesterday with a plenary graced by the Crown Prince of Japan. Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo reports from Tokyo.

3 Sep 2012
Climate: Reading one book in different editions, and not all are on the same page

With only three more days left at the Bangkok informal additional sessions, there are a number of outstanding issues in which developed and developing country negotiators appear to be reading the same book, but one that has different versions and editions. And if these differences weren’t enough, they are not all on the same page, to say the least.

2 Sep 2012
Climate: Roundtable 2 tackles twin imperatives of equity and ambition

How to ensure both equity and ambition in cutting emissions, what measures and mechanisms are needed to enable these, and how is it possible to achieve such targets. These are but a few of the questions in today’s discussions at the 2nd Roundtable on Ambition of the Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform (ADP) where we see a divergence of views by developed and developing countries.

1 Sep 2012
Climate: Developing countries oppose ‘Umbrella Group’ move to kill LCA this year

“To kill, or not to kill,” while millions more are dying with the impacts of climate change. This seems to be the undercurrent yesterday at the Bangkok Intersessionals of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

30 Aug 2012
Climate: Developing countries hope for meaningful Bangkok intersessionals

Hopes for meaningful outcomes that would lead to collective efforts by the international community to address climate change were echoed by developing countries at the opening of the international climate negotiations at the UNESCAP in Bangkok, Thailand.

29 Aug 2012
Food sovereignty coalition champions small-scale fisherfolk at FAO session

People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) champions small-scale fisherfolk's rights to resources and their protection against privatization at the recent 30th session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) held in Rome. (Photo by Jesus Tejel, from Fotopedia.)

27 Aug 2012
IBON Primer on G-20 now off the press!

IBON together with its partners, Vikas Adhyayan Kendra (VAK), Institute for National and Democratic Studies (INDIES), Africaine de Recherche et de Cooperation pour l'Appui au Developpement Endogene (ARCADE) and the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) - Latin America, are pleased to announce the release of the IBON Primer on G-20: Global Economic Governance for Whom?

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