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Open letter on the current Gaza crisis
Global and Arab CSO’s appeal to United Nations officials

An open letter dated July 17, 2014 has been drafted by several global civil society formations and representatives based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), expressing sympathy with the people of Gaza and the rest of the Palestinian people, condemning the unjustified attacks by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on defenseless civilian communities, and calling on the United Nations and its human rights agencies to take urgent steps to safeguard the Gaza communities and uphold its people’s basic human rights and welfare.   Read more...

CSOs appeal for robust climate action goals in post-2015 agenda
180 signatories from global North and South send letter to OWG on SDGs

Nearly 180 civil society organizations (CSO) worldwide appealed recently to a United Nations working group to ensure that climate change action be strongly represented among the goals and targets of the post-2015 development framework, also referred to as Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), now being discussed among UN bodies and processes. Read more...

Asia Pacific CSOs decry shrinking space, strong private sector push

CSO representatives from countries across the Asia Pacific expressed resounding concern last March 10-11 over the shrinking civil society space in the region in the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Regional Consultation on Building Evidence in Seoul, Korea. Read more...

On Sustainable Development Finance

The 2nd Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Finance was held in New York City last March 3, 2014. In its sesssion, IBON International's representative Paul Quintos delivered the remarks below. Read more...

Brussels protest urges transition to clean energy

More than 220 people joined a mass action in Brussels, Belgium on 20 March to protest the inaction of the European Union states on climate change. IBON International participated in the mass action, which was led by Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) on the occasion of the EU heads of state meeting on climate and energy targets for 2013.  Read more...

IBON Int'l representative delivers a speech at the 10th Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

Thank you, Mr. Co- chair.I am Maria Theresa Nera-Lauron of Ibon and the Campaign for Peoples’ Goals, speaking on behalf of the Women and NGO Major Group, Feminist Task Force, Mining Working Group and international networks such as Campaign for People’s Goals and Beyond 2015. Read more...

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