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Pursuing People-Powered Democracy
We are pleased to announce the release of IBON International's 2015 Annual Report, in both print and digital format.
IBON International’s Rights-based Democracy or People-powered Democracy (RBD/PPD) framework upholds people’s sovereignty, enabling people to claim their rights and hold duty-bearers accountable, as well as self-organise and self-mobilise as development actors in their own right. Given historical and structural inequalities, persistent injustice, and social exclusion that violate people’s rights and undermine true democracy, RBD/PPD necessarily goes beyond electoral participation and political representation in governance.
It took a photo of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, a Syrian refugee whose body was washed up dead on the shores of Turkey, for the world to notice the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world today. Driven by poverty and war, the mass exodus of refugees arriving in the European region is considered as the biggest refugee crisis since the end of the Second World War. Many are now wondering how this situation worsened. Why did the United Nations (UN) and powerful Northern countries allow such crisis to intensify?
As the first of three major development conferences this year, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa is expected to play a fundamental role in laying the financial groundwork both for the post-2015 development agenda and the climate negotiations. With the current state of negotiations, however, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (Addis Action Agenda) signals a retreat of ambition and is far from upholding Monterrey and Doha, and much less in delivering any adequate response to the needs of the poor and the marginalized.
IBON International partners in Senegal hold capacity building workshop on agriculture and climate change adaptation for peasant organizations from May 26 to 29, 2015. The objective of the workshop aims to equip the participants with basic knowledge on the relationship between agriculture and climate change, as well as, inform them about the international negotiations on climate change.
AR 2014 highlights the continuing process of developing IBON International as a service institution focused on capacity development for the people. Aside from the institution's structure, advocacies, and policy frameworks featured in this report, AR2014 also highlights the accomplishments and workings of our networks and programs.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a multilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Asia-Pacific being negotiated by 12 countries (the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Chile, Canada, Mexico and Peru), was the subject of the public forum, "What’s wrong with partnership? An Asian perspective on the Trans-Pacific Partnership."
Forum co-organized by IBON International, CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness, Campaign for People's Goals for Sustainable Development, Arab NGO Network for Development, LDC Watch, Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants' Society and Public Advocacy Initiatives for Rights and Values in India
Saturday 28th March, 8:30-11:00
World Social Forum-Tunis | CPDE Tent
Workshop by Alliance Sud, the Arab NGO Network for Development, Social Watch and IBON International at the World Social Forum Tunis 2015
Wednesday 25th March, 8 :30 – 11 :00
Room I 210 – I 211, Bloc Informatique, Faculté de Sciences