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9 Jun 2018
On a “binding treaty” for TNCs, and why people’s grassroots actions remain key

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.

29 May 2018
South-South Cooperation: From resistance to neocolonialism, towards genuine people’s development

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.

24 May 2018
Development with a clear bias for marginalised and oppressed peoples: IBON International at 2018 UN DCF

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.

12 Mar 2018
Stop the Duterte administration’s crackdown on rights defenders and people’s organisations!

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”.

13 Feb 2018
Challenging inequality? Assert people’s collective rights and sovereignty

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.

26 Jan 2018
What the WTO Means for 2018 and Beyond

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.

10 Dec 2017
A deadly irony for people’s economic rights as WTO opens talks on International Rights Day

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.

6 Dec 2017
WTO promotes plunder of global South, silences peoples’ justified opposition

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.

3 Oct 2017
Out with neoliberalism, forward people-centred development

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.

23 Aug 2017
World Bank "trillions": More PPPs, even worse days of privatisation?

The World Bank's shift to "billions to trillions" in development finance threatens more corporate-led development and privatisation through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).

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