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Contents with tag: Global

8 Oct 2015
No to FTAs!

A few days ago, the United States, Japan and 10 other countries from the Pacific region arrived at a final agreement to approve what has been cited as the largest regional trade accord in history, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The trade deal focuses on lowering trade barriers to goods and services, tightens intellectual property (IP) laws and establishes an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.

7 Oct 2015
Up Close and Personal: UN Post-2015 Development Agenda Makes the 1% Richer and 99% Poorer

Amidst the celebrity hype over the announcement of the United Nations’ Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Pope Francis’ address of the UN member states, not all who travelled to New York City for the UN Development Summit were buying it.

7 Oct 2015
The (UN)Sustainable Development Goals: Now Open for Business

More than 150 world leaders, hundreds of representatives from Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and corporate executives attended the UN Summit on Sustainable Development from September 25-27 at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York to formally adopt a new sustainable development agenda.Titled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, the agreement contains a set of 17 goals and 169 targets that would come into effect on 1 January 2016, replacing the Millennium Development Goals set in 2000.

Negotiators have yet again wrapped up another set of climate talks without producing a draft text that will be the basis of a new global climate agreement
11 Sep 2015
IBON CJ Watch ADP2.10

Negotiators have yet again wrapped up another set of climate talks without producing a draft text that will be the basis of a new global climate agreement to be adopted in December by the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

14 Oct 2018
Some points on development beyond the World Bank’s neoliberal narrative

There is a need to assert – especially in Southern countries – that national development strategies should be owned and led by the people.

13 Oct 2018
The WB, “policy reforms” and PPPs -- Maximising Finance for Maldevelopment?

Despite today’s rising concerns on the inequalities linked to the further consolidation of corporate power, the Maximising Finance for Development threatens to precisely entrench corporations’ hold – within the development agenda.

13 Oct 2018
In a thousand words: What is the World Bank? What is the“MFD”?

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and what came to be later known as the World Bank Group (WBG) were established in the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference held at the United States (US).

29 Aug 2018
Int’l, Indonesian movements to resist IMF-WB Annual Meetings, corporatization of dev’t

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.

16 Aug 2018
People's Global Conference Against IMF-World Bank

​On the same week as this year's IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings, this Conference will gather the broadest assembly of people's movements, non-government and civil society organizations adversely affected by IMF-WB's policies and schemes.

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