IP groups to tackle aid and dev't effectiveness in Norway workshop
Save the date: June 12, 2013
In view of indigenous peoples' concerns on aid and development effectiveness, several global groups are organizing the Indigenous Peoples' Workshop on Aid and Development Effectiveness to be held on June 12, 2013 at the Finmark University College in Alta, Norway.
People's Goals Campaign: New global goals must uphold farmers' rights, food sovereignty
Statement on NY meet of working group on SDGs
As the intergovernmental Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals meets this week in New York to discuss food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, desertification and land degradation, the Campaign on People’s Goals for Sustainable Development calls the OWG's attention to the alarming impacts of neoliberal policies on agriculture and on peoples’ food sovereignty.
ADB and the ‘Development through Empowerment’ delusion
The same destructive policy imperatives remain in place
Asia has achieved remarkable economic growth, but is leaving hundreds of millions still mired in poverty, thus causing a widening gap between rich and poor and undermining the basis of growth itself. The Asian Development Bank is moving to address this worsening poverty and inequality through its core agenda "Development through Empowerment." Underlying this agenda, however, remains the ADB's market fundamentalism and a spin on "good governance" that remains anchored on private sector dominance, and which perpetuates the same policy imperatives that violate the basic human rights of poor people in the region.
Indonesian Peoples Alliance hits arrest of 4 activists by Surabaya cops
Asian peasant group slams dispersal of anti-trade lib rally
The Indonesian Peoples Alliance condemned what it called “the fascist action” of the Indonesian government in arresting four activists and dispersing an anti-trade liberalization rally on April 20. The IPA-led demonstration in Surabaya, East Java, opposed the government’s economic agenda for the upcoming APEC Summit as well as the WTO Ministerial, both slated to be held in Indonesia later this year.
Indigenous groups move to join CSO Platform for Dev’t Effectiveness
'Collecting the historical debt due us'
Indigenous groups from various countries have decided to take the first steps towards joining the CSO Platform for Development Effectiveness (CPDE). Gathered recently in Baguio City, Philippines for an international workshop on aid and development effectiveness, delegates from indigenous groups and advocates worldwide expressed their intent to participate “as a peoples’ movement” in the CPDE, and “to collect the historical debt due us.”
CSOs gather for 3rd High-Level Panel meet on post-2015 agenda
Bali meeting to produce report on post-MDG future of development
CSOs from across the world are gathered in Bali for the third meeting of a UN-convened High-Level Panel which will produce a report on how the Millennium Development Goals should be replaced in 2015. They are hopeful the HLP will produce the bold recommendations needed on the future of international development – or be prepared to live with the dire consequences of its failure, in the face of multiple crises and entrenched poverty and inequality.