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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.

19 Apr 2017
Keynote Address at the Conference on the Self-Determination and Liberation of West Papua

Antonio Tujan, Jr., IBON International Director, delivers a keynote address on the right to self-determination and the struggle of the West Papuan people.

24 Jan 2017
Global Partnership Must Put People over Profit to Meet “Leave No-one Behind” Challenge

The outcome document of the 2nd High-Level Meeting of the GPEDC, despite some significant drawbacks, can be a start in creating substantive change in global development processes.

13 Dec 2016
The Struggle for Peoples' Rights: Land, Food and Justice in Kidapawan

IBON International expresses its solidarity with the marginalized who continue to assert their economic and social rights.

1 Dec 2016
CSOs: Nairobi High-Level Meeting must not give imprimatur on corporate takeover of development effectiveness agenda

CSOs warn that development cooperation may be progressively reduced to being a catalyst for private forms of financing, and that the use of public funds with the accompanying standards of accountability and inclusiveness will be weakened.

30 Nov 2016
Global Partnership Must Uphold Democratic Ownership Against Profiteering and Militarization

In light of the Second High-Level Meeting of the GPEDC, IBON International asserts the principle of democratic ownership against the profit motive in development cooperation.

IBON International contends that US policy and practice disprove the denial of aid conditionality by the US Department of State assistant secretary.
26 Oct 2016
USAID Influences Philippine National Policy to Advance US Interests

IBON International contends that US policy and practice disprove the US Department of State assistant secretary, Daniel Russel, who denied the fact of aid conditionality.

7 Oct 2016
Trade for the people, not for corporate elites!

A Call to Action to Stop RCEP, TPP, TTIP, and CETA!

The world’s people have long been subject to ever-worsening poverty and injustice – from the erosion of labor protection measures across the globe, the continued privatization of key sectors of the economy, to the rampant dispossession and displacement of peasants, farmers and indigenous communities from their lands. The unrelenting depression of the global economy has pushed millions of workers to leave their home country in pursuit of greener pasture elsewhere; women continue to suffer miserable wages, landlessness, and hunger atop of discrimination and violence as the world’s youth are perpetually deprived of free and accessible education and decent employment. But the worst is still yet to come.

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