Contents with tag: people's sovereignty
According to latest World Bank data on poverty, released October 2018, 46 percent of the world’s population continue to subsist on less than USD 5.50 a day by 2015.
Peoples and their organisations especially in the Global South need to take back economic power, resist the monopoly-led economic system that contributes a large part to worsening inequality.
Antonio Tujan, Jr., IBON International Director, delivers a keynote address on the right to self-determination and the struggle of the West Papuan people.
IBON International will launch a book of case stories of people's organizations claiming and asserting their rights.
Amid rising inequality worldwide and the continued dominance of neoliberal policy norms that infringe on workers’ rights, various workers’ actions and people’s assertions sparked in the global South.
There is a need to assert – especially in Southern countries – that national development strategies should be owned and led by the people.
2017 was a fruitful year as we continued to develop our work in contributing to and in solidarity with Southern peoples’ struggles -- with a view towards people's development through rights and sovereignty of the people.
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.