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Apply for Fellowship on Drug Policy Reform

April 2015

Apply now for the Latin American and Caribbean Advocacy Fellowship Program on Drug Policy Reform

World Water Forum needs to be more than just a trade show for privatisation

April 2015

With inequality blunting progress on the human right to water, countries must stop lining the pockets of private firms at the expense of ordinary people.

The hidden Citizens' Revolution for Public Water

April 2015

Growing numbers of communities are reversing past privatizations in the public sector and delivering even better public services in the process.

The mirage of public-private water

April 2015

Public-private partnerships were heralded as a solution to the millions who still lack access to water, but after two decades the evidence is in: they have failed. An unprecedented surge of cities is now bringing water back under public control.

Iran Deal: A Game-Changer for the Middle East

April 2015

Negotiators in Switzerland just won a huge victory for diplomacy over war. Now we've got to protect it.

The Jim Crow Holy Land

March 2015

Our own progress against racism in the United States remains too recent, too fragile, and too incomplete to go on abetting apartheid in Israel.

Jakarta Court cancels World's biggest Water Privatisation after 18 year Failure

March 2015

The Central Jakarta District Court on 24 March annulled the water privatisation contracts of Suez (PT PAM Lyonnaise Jaya – Palyja) and Aetra, finding that the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) were negligent in fulfilling the human right to water for Jakarta’s residents.

World Water Day Statement 2015

March 2015
We commemorate World Water Day 2015 by celebrating the struggles and victories of the global water justice movements. These achievements are a testament to the strength of our ties of solidarity and the resolve of communities to protect watersheds and maintain control over water services.

Time to act is now!

March 2015

Just few days left to the inauguration of the new building of the ECB. Great participation is expected from all over Europe: social movements, activists, migrants, precarious and industry workers, trade-unions and parties will come to Frankfurt to say no to austerity and contest the authority of ECB and the other EU institutions.

The 2016 UNGASS: Challenges and Opportunities

March 2015

The UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs is fast approaching 2016 and is an important opportunity to conduct a thorough and objective assessment of the international drug control system. This session will discuss remaining challenges, as well as opportunities for the way forward – in particular towards rebalancing current drug policies towards the core UN values of public health, human rights and development

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