Category: Announcement

Sombath Initiative

FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights) and The Sombath Initiative are holding a press conference and panel to mark 1,000 days of Sombath Somphone’s disappearance. The event will be held from 10:30 am on Friday 11th September at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.On the evening of …

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,This year, Focus on the Global South (Focus) completes 20 years of life! To mark this occasion, we are organising an international conference on People’s Struggles and Alternatives on August 13-14 2015, in Manila. The conference will bring together Focus staff, board memb …

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Report of the Central Fact Finding Team’s visit to the Sardar Sarovar Project Submergence Areas in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, India on 9th – 10th May, 2015 This year marks 30 years of resilient struggle of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, which continues its battle to safeguard the lives and li …

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Sponsored by Focus on the Global South, Freedom from Debt Coalition, and UP Asian CenterBACKGROUNDGreece’s ‘No’/Oxi vote at a referendum held on July 5 was a definitive and emotional rejection of the bailout conditions demanded by its European creditors and the austerity measure package imposed by t …

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Below is a letter from our Chairman, Surichai Wun’Gaeo:1 June 2015Dear all,As many of you will have heard by now, we are sadly bidding farewell to Pablo Solon, who has been the Executive Director of Focus on the Global South since April 2012.  We at Chula, CUSRI and the region have benefit …

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24 February 2015 Last week in New Delhi, we participated in an interactive session to discuss recent international climate negotiations and talks, as well as to gather perspectives from activists on their analysis and approach towards overcome challenges in grounding the climate crisis and its …

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16th February 2015  Office of the Permanent Secretary, Prime Minister Office Government House, 1 Pissanulok Road Dusit, Bangkok 10300, Thailand   Subject: Murder of Mr. Chai Bunthonglek in Klong Sai Pattana, Suranthhani Province, Thailand His Excellency General Prayuth Cha-o-cha, Prim …

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6th February 2015This month, the Philippines is commemorating the 29th anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution, which led to the peaceful overthrow of the Marcos regime in 1986. The Knowledge Channel in the Philippines will once again be airing the collection of videos that Focus on the …

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14 January 2015We, the undersigned, request you to resolutely address the disappearance of Sombath Somphone at the upcoming Universal Periodic Review for the Lao PDR on January 20, 2015.Enforced disappearance is a horrible crime, one of a few internationally recognized as unjustifiable under any cir …

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On January 12, Amazon Watch and 13 other environmental and human rights organizations — including Focus on the Global South — urged the Ecuadorian government to ensure a just, transparent, and expeditious investigation into the murder of indigenous leader and anti-mining activist José Tendetza. We …

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