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26 Oct 2018
Amidst widespread rural poverty, farmers are being killed in the global South

According to latest World Bank data on poverty, released October 2018, 46 percent of the world’s population continue to subsist on less than USD 5.50 a day by 2015.

16 Dec 2015
Global activists welcome WTO Ministers with protests

On the opening day of the 10th Ministerial Conference (MC10) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Nairobi, global activists welcomed trade ministers from over 100 countries with a protest. Some 200 activists from 12 countries joined grassroots organizations in Nairobi, Kenya to protest 20 years of the WTO’s broken development promises. Simultaneous actions were held in the Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan and other countries spearheaded by the Asian Peasant Coalition and the International League of Peoples Struggles.

14 Dec 2015
People's Forum: 20 Years of WTO is Enough!

20 years of WTO have been 20 years of opening up the world to transnational corporate plunder and the languishing of billions of people in poverty, landlessness, unemployment, precariousness, and environmental catastrophes. The 10th WTO Ministerial in Nairobi is set to perpetuate the same neoliberal free trade agenda, and more! Corporations and governments are pushing for new rules to strengthen corporate control and reverse the hard-won rights fought for by people through their collective action.

24 Nov 2015
Multinationals in West Africa: massive fraud and environmental degradation

In West Africa, tax evasions by multinational corporations are costing billions in local currencies to ECOWAS countries. According to several estimates they exceed international development assistance. So these losses affect government budgets and public spending on basic social services. This, in turn, affects poor and low income families.

13 Dec 2016
Senegal workshop raised issues of militarization, food crises and EPAs in Africa

Imperialist attacks on peoples in the form of increasing foreign military presence and new free trade agreements were raised as important issues that confront Africa today.

9 Jul 2015
IBON partners in Kenya form Climate Justice Core Group composed of grassroots organizations in frontline communities

The Climate Justice Core Group is a team of social justice activist on Climate Justice (CJ) from 5 sites in Kenya namely: Migori, Mfangano Island, Cherangani, Malindi and Mathare in Nairobi.

9 Jul 2015
Financing Development Justice: How can FfD3 deliver for rights and sustainability?

Development justice is an alternative framework that aims to redistribute resources, wealth, power and opportunities to all human beings equitably. It compels us to dismantle the existing systems that channel resources and wealth from developing countries to wealthy countries and to develop economies that enable dignified lives, accommodate needs and facilitate capabilities, employment and livelihoods available to all.

3 Jun 2015
IBON CJ partners in Senegal hold successful training on agriculture and climate change adaptation

IBON International partners in Senegal hold capacity building workshop on agriculture and climate change adaptation for peasant organizations from May 26 to 29, 2015. The objective of the workshop aims to equip the participants with basic knowledge on the relationship between agriculture and climate change, as well as, inform them about the international negotiations on climate change.

21 Jul 2014
Open letter on the current Gaza crisis

An open letter dated July 17, 2014 has been drafted by several global civil society formations and representatives based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), expressing sympathy with the people of Gaza and the rest of the Palestinian people, condemning the unjustified attacks by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on defenseless civilian communities, and calling on the United Nations and its human rights agencies to take urgent steps to safeguard the Gaza communities and uphold its people’s basic human rights and welfare.

1 Jul 2013
Civil society commits to Enabling Environment and Istanbul Principles

Around forty (40) civil society educators, facilitators and trainers gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 25 to 27, 2013 to attend the first Global Training of Trainers (Global ToT) on CSO Development Effectiveness. The Global ToT was among the major activities of the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) through its Working Group on CSO Development Effectiveness (WG on CSO DE)* to reach out and encourage more civil society organizations to look closely into their organization’s praxis as accountable and effective independent development actors. The CPDE is the unified platform coming out from the two civil society processes, post-Busan High Level Forum IV, i.e. the Better Aid (BA) and the Open Forum on CSO Development Effectiveness (OF).

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