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  1. More than 500 civil society organisations from Myanmar express their concerns about the Investment Protection Agreement with the EU

    14 January 2016

    518 organizations from MATA Myanmar Alliance on Transparency and Accountability and 53 organizations from Lands in Our Hand network and various other civil society organizations express their concerns about investment protection in the EU-Myanmar Agreement.

  2. The Heemskerk Declaration

    25 January 2016

    In a global meeting small scale farmers of cannabis, coca and opium from 14 countries discussed their contribution to the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS). The UNGASS will discuss all aspects of global drug control policies, including the worldwide ban on the cultivation of coca, poppy and cannabis, an issue the Global Farmers Forum demands that their voices be heard and taken into account.

  3. Declaración de Heemskerk

    25 January 2016

    Agricultores de pequeña escala de cannabis, coca y opio de 14 países discutieron en un encuentro internacional sus aportaciones a la Sesión Especial de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (UNGASS). En la UNGASS se debatirán todos los aspectos de las políticas globales de control de drogas, como la prohibición que pesa sobre el cultivo de coca, adormidera y cannabis en todo el mundo, una cuestión sobre la que desea hacerse oír el Foro Mundial de Agricultores.

  4. Profunda indignación internacional ante el asesinato de la líder indígena Berta Cáceres en Honduras

    04 March 2016

    Berta Cáceres, lideresa indígena, representante durante más de veinte años del Consejo Cívico de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras (Copinh), fue asesinada en la madrugada de este jueves 3 de marzo mientras dormía en su casa en La Esperanza, Intibucá, a unos 188 km de Tegucigalpa, por mano de hombres armados "desconocidos".

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    07 March 2016 hosts a library-like collection of analyses and essays on a broad range of subjects. Here's some tips and tricks to help you find what you're looking for. 

  6. Verzoek tot terugtrekking van alle FMO-investeringen in Agua Zarcadam, Honduras

    11 March 2016

    Diep geschokt over de moord op mensenrechten activiste Berta Cáceres roepen organisaties op tot terugtrekking van investeringen door FMO in de Agua Zarcadam in Honduras waartegen zij streed

  7. The UNGASS outcome document: Diplomacy or denialism?

    14 March 2016

    Drug policy experts and impacted communities from around the world express serious concerns about the preparations and already-drafted outcomes for the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the “world drug problem”.

  8. El documento final de la UNGASS: ¿Diplomacia o negacionismo?

    14 March 2016

    Expertos en políticas sobre drogas y comunidades afectadas de todo el mundo expresan serias inquietudes respecto a los preparativos y el borrador del documento final de la Sesión Especial de la Asamblea General de la ONU (UNGASS) sobre el “problema mundial de las drogas” que tendrá lugar en abril de 2016.

  9. Civil society response to FMO and Finnfund decision to suspend loans to Agua Zarca project

    17 March 2016

    We welcome the announcement of FMO that it will suspend all its activities in Honduras, including further disbursements of the loan for the Agua Zarca project, following the brutal murder of Nelson Garcia, member of COPINH. We wish to reiterate our demand to FMO, Finnfund and CABEI that  after years of ongoing violence and intimidation in relation to the project, they fully and permanently withdraw from the project.

  10. Update from the “Justice for Berta Cáceres” International Mission

    International Mission "Justice for Berta Caceres Flores"
    21 March 2016
  11. Concerns of Myanmar Civil Society on ‘Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of an investment protection agreement between EU and Myanmar

    05 April 2016

    A letter of concern from Myanmar Civil Society on Sustainability Impact Assessment in support of IPA Investor Protection Agreement between Myanmar and EU.

  12. Jakarta citizens' final challenge in the Supreme Court

    30 May 2016

    International Water Justice community sent the petition to the Supreme Court of Indonesia.  Residents of Jakarta filed a citizen lawsuit against water privatisation in Jakarta at Central Jakarta District Court in November 2012. They argued in the lawsuit that water privatisation failed to fulfil the residents’ access to safe water, caused a series of corruptions and financial harm to the public budgets. In March 2015, the court ruled in favour of the residents, annulling the contract agreement with two private water operators. It was a significant victory of people. The decision, however, was challenged by these private companies and other defendants.  Unfortunately the residents lost in the High Court in February 2016.  Jakarta people decided to challenge the High Court ruling at the Supreme Court.

  13. Office for rent 78.67 m2

    06 June 2016

    One of our office units at the De Wittenstraat 25, a beautiful old former school building, now used as office space and meeting rooms, is for rent with immediate effect.

  14. Projection of the Transatlantic Free Trade Area

    Withdraw the TTIP mandate, say 240 European organisations

    27 June 2016

    In a letter to the president of the European Council, 240 European organisations ask him to withdraw the mandate for the European Commission to negotiate the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with immediate effect.

  15. Civil society groups say No to investors suing States in RCEP

    12 August 2016

    Civil society organisations strongly urge countries of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to reject the investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the agreement.