Drug users from Kachin came together last November to discuss the challenges and difficulties they experience and identify possible solutions to their problems. Read their statement and recommendations.
A series of infographics that expose the massive concentration of land in Europe. Over the last decade, the EU has lost a third of all its small farms, 3% of its farms now own 52% of farm land, and land inequality has become worse than wealth inequality.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.