ICFG book: Small-scale fisherfolk reject corporate fisheries, call for sustainable alternatives
October 16, 2013
In solidarity with the people's struggles to improve the welfare and uphold the rights of small-scale fisherfolk all over the wolrd, IBON International released this month a book on the proceedings of the successful International Conference on Fisheries and Globalization (ICFG), held last September 2012 in Iloilo, Philippines.
CSOs hold People’s General Assembly, raise alternative development agenda
IBON International Update #6
NEW YORK, 14 October 2013—Civil society groups affiliated with the Campaign on Peoples Goals for Sustainable Development are now poised to further broaden their grassroots reach after the network’s successful participation in several events in New York in conjunction with the High Level Segment of the 68th UN General Assembly last September 2013.
Developing countries insist on Monterrey, Doha commitments
IBON International Update #5
NEW YORK, 14 October 2013—The Sixth High Level Dialogue (HLD) on Financing for Development was held in the UN Headquarters on October 7-8, 2013 with the theme, “The Monterrey Consensus, Doha Declaration on Financing for Development and related outcomes of major UN conferences and summits: status of implementation and tasks ahead.”
UN high level meetings tackle post-2015 agenda amid global South, CSO concerns
IBON International Update #4
NEW YORK, 14 October 2013—Several High Level Meetings were held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 23 September to 8 October related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the sustainable development agenda beyond 2015 that builds on the MDGs.
Into the lion’s den: Confronting the World Bank on privatized water
IBON International Update #3
Washington, D.C., October 11—Corporate Accountability International (CAI) and IBON International joined forces in Washington, D.C. this week to challenge the World Bank Group on its role in privatized water utilities.
Addressing structural issues behind poverty, hunger malnutrition remain absent
IBON International Update #2
FAO Headquarters, Rome, October 10—Five years after the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) reform process started in 2008, it remains to be seen whether it has learned its lessons well. At the annual CFS 40th session being held this week, discussions on responsible agricultural investments, biofuels, and the post-2015 development agenda are among the key issues taking center stage.