Peoples and their organisations especially in the Global South need to take back economic power, resist the monopoly-led economic system that contributes a large part to worsening inequality.
If the worse comes to worst, we may have to listen more to the movements especially in the Global South who have been, for years, calling to finally “junk” the WTO.
Today, December 10, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will have its opening session for its 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11). December 10 is also commemorated as the International Human Rights Day.
IBON International condemns violations of human rights and the repression wielded by the government of Honduras against its people.
IBON International stands with advocates and peoples from both the global North and South in resisting the WTO's attack on both economic and political rights.
With the UNCTAD (and to a lesser extent, the IMF) admission of neoliberalism's failures, it is now ever pertinent to heed peoples' calls to end neoliberal policies and forward development with and for the people.
The World Bank's shift to "billions to trillions" in development finance threatens more corporate-led development and privatisation through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).
Reflections on the struggle of Navotas fisherfolk for their community and right to livelihood, and the impacts of corporate-led development pushed by the WTO and governments.
The United States withdrawing from a climate policy is nothing new. Not only because Trump’s denial of the science of climate change has been consistent since his election, but also worth highlighting is that past US Presidents never stepped up to its responsibilities to climate change.