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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.

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).

11 Aug 2017
Development for Whom? How Navotas fisherfolk resist the displacement of their people and livelihood

Reflections on the struggle of Navotas fisherfolk for their community and right to livelihood, and the impacts of corporate-led development pushed by the WTO and governments.

22 Jun 2017
USAID in Mindanao: The Other Side of the US COIN

Examining the case of USAID in Mindanao, southern Philippines, and how development could be subsumed to military objectives at the expense of addressing roots of armed conflict.

14 Jun 2017
Remembering the Legacy of François Houtart

We remember the legacy of a prolific thinker and a friend to oppressed peoples of the world, François Houtart.

24 May 2017
Cordillera Day 2017: A Story of Vibrant Struggle for Rights

We look back at the Cordillera peoples' struggle against development aggression and other ills until the present. Their struggle manifests how rights are not just given but could be claimed through collective action.

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