Contents with tag: policy brief
This policy brief outlines significant problems in the economic and security areas for the 2017 East Asia Summit in the Philippines, focusing on development impact and the role of US and China's influence on Southeast Asian countries.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was signed on 4 February 2016. This initiated an ongoing ratification process with the agreement set to go into effect when the collective gross domestic product (GDP) of countries that ratified equals at least 85% of the total GDP of all 12 countries party to the signing: Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Singapore, United States, Australia, Peru, Vietnam, Malaysia, Mexico, Canada and Japan.
Two decades since the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO), over 60 agreements and numerous ministerial trade negotiations have led to empty promises that continue to fail developing countries and their people. Throughout its existence, the WTO’s mandate to set rules for an international trading order has resulted in unfettered liberalization causing far-reaching and disastrous impacts in the economy, agriculture sector and food systems of people in the developing world.
As conflicts of interest between developed and developing countries heighten in the negotiations for a new protocol, IBON International offers policy positions on mitigation, adaptation, and finance which should form the most crucial building blocks for a new climate protocol.
IBON Policy Brief, October 2013
IBON International has just released its policy brief entitled "Migration & Development: A Matter of Seeking Justice" that examines the various issues surrounding migrant workers in the context of achieving sustainable pathways to development. It presents a comprehensive alternative in understanding migration not just as a demographic opportunity to maximize, but a problem of social justice that needs to be addressed.
IBON Policy Brief, September 2013
IBON International has released a policy brief that offers an alternative development framework--development justice. Development justice incorporates five foundational shifts (redistributive justice, economic justice, social justice, environmental justice and accountability to peoples) as pillars for genuine sustainable progress.
IBON International has released a policy brief on addressing the democratic deficits in global governance and democratizing its major international institutions and processes.