Category: Regional/International

On Extractivism   Cooptation of Judiciary System, Corporate and International Financial Institutions’ Impunity

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  Bali, Indonesia – Focus on the Global South this week joins delegates from local, national, regional and international people’s movements and NGOs for the “World Without Banks” series of activities protesting the World Band and International Monetary Fund (WB-IMF) meetings. Assemblies, public …

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      The Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice will hold aPRESS BRIEFING1 PM, September 3, 2018Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT), P floor, 518/5 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 1033 On the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Co …

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Fishing workers, through the very nature of their work, are especially vulnerable to human trafficking as well as forced, bonded and slave labour, operating as they do in isolated and hazardous conditions. To protect this vulnerable group, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has established …

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[Intervention at the RCEP Stakeholder Engagement during the 23rd Round of RCEP negotiations in Bangkok, Thailand, 23 July 2018] It is a privilege to address trade negotiators from the 16 RCEP countries this afternoon. It is a privilege not only because only a few of us from civil society organizatio …

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Focus on the Global South, the ETC Group and Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) are organizing a Forum on Corporate Concentration in Food and Agriculture; Implications on Food Sovereignty in South East Asia on 24 July. Venue: The Political Science Alumni C …

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3 May 2018, Singapore: Trade officials from 16 countries that are negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are meeting in Singapore this week to advance this ambitious mega-Free Trade Agreement (FTA), however civil society has been shut out.Civil society has worked hard to …

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By Afsar Jafri The initiative of La Via Campesina, largest peasant movement on earth comprising more than 182 organizations from 81 countries, for a United Nation Declaration on Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural areas will soon be a reality. At the conclusion of 5th …

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La Via Campesina, The International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Association (IUF), World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), Federation of Rural Adult Catholic Movement (FIMARC), International Indian Treaty Council (IITC), Association Centre Euro …

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Seeds are the lifeblood of agriculture. In the wake of increasing corporate control of seeds— where only 3 companies (Monsanto, DuPont/Pioneer, and Syngenta now control close to 60 percent of the global seed market—States are duty-bound to respect, protect and fulfil the Peasants’ right to seeds!

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