Contents with tag: people's sovereignty
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.
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.
Antonio Tujan, Jr., IBON International Director, delivers a keynote address on the right to self-determination and the struggle of the West Papuan people.
IBON International will launch a book of case stories of people's organizations claiming and asserting their rights.
There is a need to assert – especially in Southern countries – that national development strategies should be owned and led by the people.
2017 was a fruitful year as we continued to develop our work in contributing to and in solidarity with Southern peoples’ struggles -- with a view towards people's development through rights and sovereignty of the people.
IBON International’s Rights-based Democracy or People-powered Democracy (RBD/PPD) framework upholds people’s sovereignty, enabling people to claim their rights and hold duty-bearers accountable, as well as self-organise and self-mobilise as development actors in their own right. Given historical and structural inequalities, persistent injustice, and social exclusion that violate people’s rights and undermine true democracy, RBD/PPD necessarily goes beyond electoral participation and political representation in governance.