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  1. Rights groups urge ASEAN to break silence on enforced disappearance of Sombath Somphone

    15 December 2014
    Declaration

    On the second anniversary of the enforced disappearance of prominent Lao civil society leader Sombath Somphone, rights groups firmly condemn the Lao government’s ongoing refusal to provide any information regarding Sombath’s fate or whereabouts.

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    Fair, Green and Global

    Profile

    The Fair Green and Global (FGG) alliance is an alliance of six civil society organisations. Both ENDS is the lead agency, and other member organisations are: ActionAid, Clean Clothes Campaign, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands), SOMO and Transnational Institute.

  3. Asia-Europe Peoples Forum

    Profile

    AEPF is an interregional network of progressive civil society organisations across Asia and Europe. For the past fourteen years, AEPF has remained the only continuing network linking Asian and European NGOs and social movements. It has assumed the unique function of fostering people's solidarity across the two regions and has become a vehicle for advancing the people's voice within Asia...

  4. A Peoples' vision for a just and inclusive Asia and Europe

    16 October 2014
    Article

    One week before the official Asia-Europe government meeting (ASEM) gathers in Milan, over 400 people from 42 countries in Europe and Asia gathered at the 10th Asia-Europe Peoples forum (AEPF) to present their demands and recommendations.

  5. Keep Sombath’s vision alive: Keynote speech by Shui Meng Ng at AEPF10

    13 October 2014
    Article

    Two years ago, at the 9th AEPF,  Sombath Somphone gave the keynote speech at the opening session of the Forum in Vientiane. Two months after this vibrant AEPF in Laos he disappeared.  This year his wife Shui Meng Ng gave the keynote speech, to remind us of Sombath's vision.

  6. Het Europese Lijsttrekkersdebat

    23 April 2014 - Event
  7. Mirjam van Reisen benoemd tot nieuw bestuurslid Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken (AIV)

    03 May 2013
    Press release

    Net voor haar abdicatie heeft Koningin Beatrix Prof. Dr. Mirjam van Reisen beëdigd als bestuurslid Adviesraad Internationale Vraagstukken (AIV) en daarbinnen voorzitter Commissie Ontwikkelingssamenwerking; het instituut dat de regering en de Staten-Generaal adviseert over het buitenlandse beleid.

  8. Declaration of the Social Movements Assembly

    02 April 2013
    Article

    As the Social Movements Assembly of the World Social Forum of Tunisia, 2013, we are gathered here to affirm the fundamental contribution of peoples of Maghreb-Mashrek (from North Africa to the Middle East), in the construction of human civilization.

  9. World Social Forum 2013

    25 March 2013 - Event
  10. Cumbre de los Pueblos Chile 2013

    18 January 2013
    Article

    The People’s Summit held in Santiago Chile focused on the themes of Social Justice, International Solidarity and the Defense of the Commons. The Summit was organised in parallel to the EU-Latin America (CELAC) official summit where bi-regional investment dominated the agenda.

  11. On the Disappearance of Sombath Somphone

    Walden Bello
    16 January 2013
    Article

    The Asia-Europe People’s Forum requested a delegation of ASEAN parliamentarians to visit the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic to investigate the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, the prominent Lao leader of civil society. 

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    Asem leaders told: Counter crises effects with people-centered policies

    Veronica Uy
    06 November 2012
    In the media

    The people’s pauperization and environmental destruction caused by the still-raging global financial crisis must be countered with people-centered policies and practices, international civil society groups told state leaders of Asia and Europe Tuesday.

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    Grote zorgen over financiering bedrijven met geld Ontwikkelingssamenwerking

    01 November 2012
    Press release

    De Fair, Green & Global Alliance maakt zich grote zorgen over de plannen in het nieuwe regeerakkoord om een nog groter deel van het budget voor ontwikkelingssamenwerking via de private sector te besteden. Uit onderzoek van SOMO, ActionAid en Both ENDS blijkt dat het niet gegarandeerd is dat de steun aan de private sector leidt tot enige verbetering van de leefomstandigheden van de inwoners van de landen waarin ze werken.

  14. The impact of Alternative Development in Burma and Laos

    Ernestien Jensema
    30 October 2012
    Article

    Alternative development and crop substitution programmes seem to be a guise for the Chinese government to support large scale agro businesses in Northern Burma and Laos. 

  15. Final Declaration 9th Asia- Europe People’s Forum

    23 October 2012
    Declaration

    Over 1,000 women and men, representing people’s organisations and citizens from Asia and Europe joined together at the 9th Asia Europe People’s Forum under the title “People’s Solidarity against Poverty and for Sustainable Development: Challenging Unjust and Unequal Development, Building States of Citizens for
    Citizens”

  16. Civil society wants social protection for Southeast Asians

    Veronica Uy
    18 October 2012
    In the media

    Civil society participants to the AEPF are demanding that their governments provide a “rights-based, universal, state-underwritten, legislated, and comprehensive” social protection system. 

  17. The perilous dependence on cheap food imports for food security

    Tony Weis
    13 October 2011
    Article

    The free market approach to food security has depended too heavily on an unsustainable system of cheap food imports and high fossil-fuel consumption. It's time to counter this by supporting environmentally efficient small farms, and increasing investment in agro-ecological research.

  18. Voices from the World Social Forum

    Susan George
    08 February 2011
    Article

    Although initiated as a counter-forum to Davos, the World Social Forum has evolved beyond it now, focusing on the root causes of problems facing humanity and developing real alternatives as solutions.

  19. Farmer by Farmer, an Organic Transition

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    03 February 2011
    Article

    After decades of chemicals, farmers in the Philippines are seeing the benefits of organic farming. But what convinced them to make the switch in the first place?

  20. When world recession knocks at the door it's time to change

    Marcos Arruda
    13 October 2010
    Article

    Since economic growth dependent on fossil fuels cannot persist, we must challenge the financial market ideology which continues to take precedence over human well being and the evironment.

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