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Reflections on the workers' assertion of their rights and sovereignty.
Since 2014, a UN process has been underway towards establishing a treaty that aims to regulate transnational corporations’ (TNCs) activities and hold them accountable for rights violations under international human rights law.
We gave insights from a Southern people’s perspective during a session on Southern countries’ development cooperation, stressing not only the need for genuine people’s participation but also how solidarity, mutual benefit and equality are important principles.
We highlighted the need to ensure people’s rights, especially for marginalised communities, and the people’s ownership of their development path and related processes – with poverty eradication as the essential development outcome.
IBON International joins various organisations in the Philippines and abroad in denouncing the Duterte administration’s tagging of Filipino rights advocates, activists and civil society as “terrorists”.
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.
If the worse comes to worst, we may have to listen more to the movements especially in the Global South who have been, for years, calling to finally “junk” the WTO.
Today, December 10, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will have its opening session for its 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11). December 10 is also commemorated as the International Human Rights Day.
IBON International stands with advocates and peoples from both the global North and South in resisting the WTO's attack on both economic and political rights.
With the UNCTAD (and to a lesser extent, the IMF) admission of neoliberalism's failures, it is now ever pertinent to heed peoples' calls to end neoliberal policies and forward development with and for the people.