An end to poverty? WB’s new strategy unveiling at 2013 Fall Meetings
IBON International Update #1
Washington, D.C., October 9—The goal to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2030 is now part of the World Bank Group’s (WB) new vision, adopted at its 2013 Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C. in April. The WB also adds the promotion of “shared prosperity” as another goal. The Bank’s strategy based on this vision is set to be unveiled in the 2013 Annual Meetings on 11-13 October.
Conference on Democracy, Self-Determination and Liberation of Peoples
September 23, 2013, Brussels, Belgium
BRUSSELS, Belgium--Over a hundred representatives from various countries, civil society groups and grassroots organizations gathered at the European Parliament to hold the Conference on Democracy, Self-Determination and Liberation of Peoples last September 23, 2013. Organized by the offices of Members of the European Parliament Jürgen Klute and Inaki Irazabalbeitia, IBON International and KONKURD (Confederation of Kurdish Associations in Europe), the conference aims to reaffirm the fundamental principles enshrined in the various UN declarations on the collective rights of peoples to self-determination and liberation. Read more...
Visions and Voices for Human Rights
Side event at the 68th United Nations General Assembly
In the bid to include human rights in the post-2015 development agenda, the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR), IBON International and Amnesty International in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Argentina and the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations and the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), will be organizing an interactive forum on the 24th of September in Conference 7, North Lawn Building of the United Nations Headquarters, New York. Read more...
Grassroots groups affirm collective action against land grabs, WTO
12 September 2013
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) through its Asia regional office together with 16 other local and international organizations based in the Philippines co-sponsored and organized the “People’s Solidarity Festival: Strengthening People’s Collective Actions to the Global Crisis,” last September 10 in Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Read more...
Strive for inclusive participation, pro-poor sustainable development financing strategy
IBON International Statement
IBON International Statement for the First session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing
28-30 August 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York
Asia-Pacific Civil Society demands a just and transformative development agenda
IBON International Post-2015 Updates
1 September 2013
Bangkok, Thailand – The first region-wide civil society consultation on Post-2015 took place on Friday, 23 – Saturday 24 August in Bangkok, Thailand with 90 organizations from 21 countries from across Asia and the Pacific.