Category: Regional/International

[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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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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Video from Newsclick.in “Benny Kuruvilla from the Transnational Institute, Joseph Purugganan from Focus on the Global South, Philippines, and Susana Barria from Public Services International discuss the context in which the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is being negotiated, how it will …

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Video feature from Newsclick.in on how the deal will affect billions in 16 countries, as explained by people’s movements opposing the deal. Pleaseshare this video using the Newsclick link here.

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