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  1. Social Movements Help the United Nations Human Rights Council to Stay the Course on Creating a Binding Treaty for Transnational Corporations

    13 July 2015
    Press release

    Dozens of organizations and social movements mobilized this week in Geneva to send a strong message to the United Nations Human Rights Council, to urge them to take action against corporate impunity. The negotiation of a binding instrument on Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights is an unmatched opportunity to provide access to justice

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    CAP 2013: European civil society calls on EU to reshape Common Agricultural Policy

    21 September 2010
    Press release

    335 organizations call on EU ministers to revise failed "market" approaches to food policy, and focus instead on meeting human needs, ensuring food sovereignty and environmental protection.

  3. Europese Commissie wil geen inspraak burgers bij TTIP en CETA

    12 September 2014
    Press release

    Amsterdam, 12-9-2014 - Een verzoek voor de lancering van een burgerinitiatief rond TTIP en CETA is op 10 september door de Europese Commissie afgewezen. De Europese Commissie weigert het initiatief te registreren omdat het buiten de bevoegdheden van de Commissie zou vallen. Maatschappelijke organisaties, waaronder TNI en SOMO, vinden dat de Commissie zeggenschap van burgers ondermijnt en roepen de nieuwe Commissie op om dit besluit terug te draaien.

  4. Time the EU scraps its failed carbon Emissions Trading System

    19 February 2013
    Press release

    TNI has joined over 90 organisations and movements in calling on the EU to scrap its failed Emissions Trading System (ETS) and implement urgent effective measures to reduce greenhouse gas emisions.

  5. Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf

    11 January 2013
    Press release

    Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, but without being bound by its unjust and unrealistic requirement that “coca leaf chewing must be abolished.” This represents the successful conclusion of an arduous process in which Bolivia has sought to reconcile its international treaty obligations with its 2009 Constitution, which obliges upholding the coca leaf as part of Bolivia’s cultural patrimony.

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    Summary of Drugs & Democracy Activities

    14 October 2013
    Press release

    On July 31st the House of Representatives of Uruguay voted in favour of the legal regulation of the domestic cannabis market, and in September the Obama administration decided not to challenge the state-level legalization of recreational marijuana use. For the global drug policy debate in general and on cannabis in particular, the 3rd quarter of this year marks an important moment in history when the change of course became irreversible. Other highlights include the appearance of the drugs issue on the agenda of the Colombian peace talks, the exploration of options for coca export markets and a possible lifting of the ban on kratom in Thailand.

  7. Bolivia wins a rightful victory on the coca leaf

    15 January 2013
    Press release

    Today the Plurinational State of Bolivia can celebrate a rightful victory, as the country can become formally a party again to the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, without being bound by its unjust and unrealistic requirement that “coca leaf chewing must be abolished.”

  8. EU military spending is 'elephant in the room' and key factor in European debt crisis, argues new report

    15 April 2013
    Press release

    At a time of harsh cuts in social services, it is morally unjustifiable to spend money on weapons that should be invested in creating jobs and tackling poverty.

  9. Corporate capture of UN climate talks

    08 November 2013
    Press release

    TNI and more than 135 groups internationally have condemned Poland and EU for facilitating a corporate takeover of UN climate talks starting 11 October in Warsaw.

  10. Urgent Call to stop Corporate Impunity

    27 June 2013
    Press release

    The impunity of Transnational Corporations for human rights violations globally and the need for Binding Regulation on TNC operations emerged as a core agenda at the Vienna + 20 Civil Society Conference held in Vienna from 25-26 June 2013.

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    Uruguay steps forward with Marijuana legalisation vote

    03 August 2013
    Press release

    The bill will now be taken up in Uruguay’s Senate—where the governing Frente Amplio coalition also holds a majority—and could soon arrive on the desk of President José Mujica, who has supported the proposal since its introduction in 2012.

  13. Social movements celebrate historic UN vote against impunity

    26 June 2014
    Press release

    Twenty country members of the United Nations Human Rights Council, representing a population of 3.8 billion people, voted today in favour of a historic resolution to build a binding treaty against TNC human rights abuses.

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    Global alliances announce they will protest 15 years of failed climate negotiations with mass non-violent civil disobedience

    15 December 2009
    Press release

    Civil society groups inside and outside the COP process issue call to unite in “Peoples’ Assembly” to demand real solutions to the climate crisis

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  17. CEPA EU - Indonesia trade agreement round

    22 February 2018
    Press release
  18. The U.S. Moves to Block Bolivia’s Request to Eliminate U.N. Ban on Coca Leaf Chewing

    18 January 2011
    Press release

    The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) have learned that the United States is moving to oppose, as soon as this week, Bolivia’s formal request to remove the obligation to ban the chewing of coca leaves— an indigenous practice dating back more than 2,000 years. TNI and WOLA strongly encourage countries to support Bolivia’s proposal, which is a legitimate request based on scientific evidence and respect for cultural and indigenous rights.  

  19. Leaked documents show five EU Member States attempting to institutionalise ISDS throughout Europe

    Niels Jongerius
    19 May 2016
    Press release

    In an astonishing move which ignores the opinion of millions of citizens who oppose ISDS, the governments of Austria, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands (AFFGN) have made a sly attempt to institutionalise ISDS throughout the European Union. According to a leaked non-paper, on the 7th April representatives of these five nations made a proposal to the EU Council’s Trade Policy Committee which would in effect create a plurilateral treaty based on foreign investment protection within the EU. A move which was suspiciously followed by publication of a similar proposal on Business Europe’s website in what appears to have been a coordinated action.

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    Europe cannot drill its way to a low-carbon economy, say climate justice groups

    21 May 2013
    Press release

    The European Union (EU) and their national governments are set to discuss increased shale gas extraction in Europe which will increase environmental and social harm as well as dangerous climate change.

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