Category: Regional/International

[The following is the intro speech in the debate between Walden Bello and the chief economist of the World Trade Organization, Robert Koopman, at the Economist-sponsored Asia Trade Summit in Hong Kong, Feb 28, 2019. The Economist and the audience gave the nod to Walden’s side.] I am for trade. But I …

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by Jai Vipra, IT for Change [We feature this intervention made by IT for Change at the stakeholder consultation dduring the 25th round of negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, on 25th February, 2019. The intervention was made with the understanding that the RCEP chapter o …

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Online Photo ExhibitionThe Hands That Feed UsAn online exhibit to commemorate women’s role in food provision on the International Day of Women and in observance of Women’s Month. Microsite sombath.org A campaign website for the safe return of Lao NGO development worker Sombath Somphone, who disappea …

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  RCEP Negotiations Must Not Include Obligation to Join or Implement UPOV Systems and In Anyway Undermine Farmers’ Rights [Full text of Philippine civil society letter on RCEP and plant variety protection] The undersigned signatories are writing to strongly stress that the Regional Comprehensiv …

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Denpasar, 25 February 2019. The Coalition of Indonesian Civil Society for Economic Justice together with other civil society organizations from other RCEP member countries like India, Philippines, Malaysia urges governments not to agree on a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreeme …

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[Note: The following is the slightly edited text of an intervention made during Stakeholder Engagement process of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Working Group on Investments at the 25th round of RCEP talks currently ongoing in Bali, Indonesia. There is currently strong pressu …

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LRAN Briefing Paper No. 4: New Challenges and Strategies in Defense of Land and Territory What is happening with the land and natural wealth around the world, and to the people who depend on them? How are people responding to these trends, threats, and challenges?In an attempt to tackle these questi …

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Report from a forum on corporate concentration in agriculture and food, and its implications on food sovereignty in South East Asia On 24 July 2018, Focus on the Global South, ETC Group, and the Chulalongkorn University Research Institute (CUSRI) organized a forum in Bangkok on corporate concentrati …

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  Bali, Indonesia – International Financial Institutions led by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) have long touted infrastructure development as a mark of progress. However, these projects have negatively impacted poor communities who do not reap the benefits …

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