Last-minute compromises in COP 19 fail to deliver positive outcomes
IBON International Update #13
COP 19, the UN climate talks in Warsaw, is running out of time. It is threatened with complete breakdown as major disagreements continue, with heated debates continuing throughout the night in the final stretch of the two-week-long international meeting.
Indonesian peasants slam land grabs, WTO
Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria holds rally in Jakarta
Thousands of peasants held a protest action in Jakarta, Indonesia to highlight campaigns on land grabbing, the junking of WTO, and continued hikes in fuel prices. Rahmat Ajiguna, Secretary General of the Alliance of Agrarian Reform Movement/Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA), said that the protest is the Indonesian peasantry’s response to oppressive government policies.
High-level panel report falls short of CSO expectations—CPG
Campaign for People's Goals responds to post-2015 report
The Campaign for People’s Goals (CPG) recently posted on its website (www.peoplesgoals.org) a detailed point-by-point response to the Official Report of the High Level Panel (HLP) on Post-2015. Key points of the CPG critique are summarized here.
Comment on the post-2015 HLP report
CSOs disappointed with report's failures, shortcomings
Civil Society groups have responded to the long awaited release of the UN High Level Panel’s report to the UN Secretary General on the post 2015 development framework with disappointment. While the report aspires to eradicate extreme poverty and promote sustainable development it has failed to put forward meaningful recommendations or targets that would challenge the economic systems that fuel inequalities and environmental degradation according to diverse civil society groups from around the world.
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.