Contents with tag: PRIMERS
THE IBON PRIMER ON FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND THE FOOD CRISIS reaffirms what people's and peasants' movements and food policy activists all over the world have long insisted: that global hunger has not been solved by tremendous gains in food production because it is rooted in systemic poverty generated by social inequities.
In 1992, the Earth Summit convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to address the world's social, economic and environmental crises by bringing sustainable development into the heart of policy-making at global, national and regional levels. Twenty years later, the Rio+20 summit seeks to address the same crises, which have now increased in scale and magnitude.
IBON together with its partners, Vikas Adhyayan Kendra (VAK), Institute for National and Democratic Studies (INDIES), Africaine de Recherche et de Cooperation pour l'Appui au Developpement Endogene (ARCADE) and the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS) - Latin America, are pleased to announce the release of the IBON Primer on G-20: Global Economic Governance for Whom?
There is now growing awareness that the global ecological crisis is fast getting worse, and that human economic activity is mainly responsible for it. This awareness is leading to ever-increasing recognition of the need—and urgency—for deep-going and systemic changes in society.
Clearly, poor people in the developing world who contributed least to climate change are also the first and foremost affected by it.
From November 29 to December 1, 2011, the High Level Forum IV on Aid Effectiveness will be held in Busan, South Korea. Some 2,000 representatives of governments, multilateral organizations, civil society networks, parliaments, academics, private sector representatives and others will meet to take stock of the process of aid quality reform since 2003, and conclude the negotiations for a new agreement on the future of reform of development cooperation.
This primer reviews the history of ODA since World War II and identifies the major problems with the aid system. It reveals the yawning gap between aid rhetoric and aid practice. It also argues that current donor-led efforts to improve "aid effectiveness" fail to grapple with power asymmetries in aid relationships. The primer challenges the premises, priorities and the configuration of aid partnerships at present. It sketches an agenda for transforming the international aid architecture from one that serves the interests of elites in the North and South, to one that ensures the progressive realization of the human rights of the poor and the marginalized.
On November 3-4, 2011, the Group of Twenty (G-20) will hold its sixth summit in Cannes, France to once again tackle the problems besetting the world economy amidst the persistence of the global recession that started with the crash of 2008. The G-20 consists of 20 developed and newly-emergent economies that produce about 85 percent of global wealth, and whose collective clout and voice have become an increasingly powerful influence in moulding economic policies at multilateral, regional and country levels.