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Contents with tag: Global

24 Mar 2017
People’s Rights and Half a Decade of US Direct Intervention in Syria

US intervention in Syria has only worsened what was once an internal conflict, at the expense of the Syrian people's rights.

27 Feb 2017
Trade unions and campaigners boycotting World Bank consultation on PPPs

The boycott was launched after repeated calls for the Bank to stop promoting PPPs that contain dangerous hidden debts, which are especially damaging for world’s poorest countries.

24 Jan 2017
Global Partnership Must Put People over Profit to Meet “Leave No-one Behind” Challenge

The outcome document of the 2nd High-Level Meeting of the GPEDC, despite some significant drawbacks, can be a start in creating substantive change in global development processes.

11 Jan 2017
Challenges persist in donor and government action on development cooperation commitments

Five years since commitments were made in the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, giant strides are still needed especially when it comes to donors’ and governments’ efforts toward targeted development outcomes.

1 Dec 2016
CSOs: Nairobi High-Level Meeting must not give imprimatur on corporate takeover of development effectiveness agenda

CSOs warn that development cooperation may be progressively reduced to being a catalyst for private forms of financing, and that the use of public funds with the accompanying standards of accountability and inclusiveness will be weakened.

30 Nov 2016
Global Partnership Must Uphold Democratic Ownership Against Profiteering and Militarization

In light of the Second High-Level Meeting of the GPEDC, IBON International asserts the principle of democratic ownership against the profit motive in development cooperation.

22 Nov 2016
Action, action everywhere but nowhere

Expectations that this annual meeting of the world’s leaders will set the wheels into motion on the Paris Agreement (PA) do not seem likely as huge disagreements on its interpreting have emerged between developed and developing countries.

15 Nov 2016
Thousands troop to the Kasbah as climate talks enter 2nd week

An estimated 7,000 people took to the streets of Morocco on Sunday, calling for meaningful action from the world’s leaders to solve the climate crisis.

14 Nov 2016
‘COP of action’ opens with a high note

The 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) opened with a high note that heralded the ‘early into force’ of the Paris Agreement (PA), last year’s landmark agreement that sealed the international community’s commitment to climate action.

7 Oct 2016
Trade for the people, not for corporate elites!

A Call to Action to Stop RCEP, TPP, TTIP, and CETA!

The world’s people have long been subject to ever-worsening poverty and injustice – from the erosion of labor protection measures across the globe, the continued privatization of key sectors of the economy, to the rampant dispossession and displacement of peasants, farmers and indigenous communities from their lands. The unrelenting depression of the global economy has pushed millions of workers to leave their home country in pursuit of greener pasture elsewhere; women continue to suffer miserable wages, landlessness, and hunger atop of discrimination and violence as the world’s youth are perpetually deprived of free and accessible education and decent employment. But the worst is still yet to come.

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