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  1. Drug law reform in Honduras

    01 January 2010
    Topic

    In recent years, Honduras has become the country with the highest levels of violence in the world. According to figures from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in 2012 the country had a murder rate of 92 per 100,000 people. Organised crime and its connection with drug trafficking may be one of the causes of this increase in violence. Drug trafficking gangs use the country as a transit point on the route to the United States. The violence is related to the conflicts between the gangs in their dispute over territory, extortion, money laundering, etc. Several legislative initiatives were proposed in 2012 to reduce drug trafficking and improve transparency and effectiveness in the judicial system and the security forces.

  2. Legacy

    01 January 2010
    Topic

    A Gift in Will or legacy gift is one of the most significant and lasting contributions you can make.

    The importance of planning of your will make sure your wishes are followed, It makes it easier on your friends and family. It also protects the rights of your partner so your assets go to the people, causes and organisations you love the most.

    Once you secure the well-being of your family and friends, you may choose to include in your will a significant donation to one or many charitable organizations you believe in. If important changes occur in your life, you can always modify your will according to your situation.

    We ask you to think about the things you are passionate about in life and to help us to continue to make movements with them into the future. After providing for your loved ones, please consider leaving us a share of what is left. You can leave a long lasting legacy by remembering TNI in your estate.

    If we only had the resources of those we are up against, we could change the world. 

     - Susan George

    Transnational institute is registered with the Dutch tax authorities as a ‘Public Service Organization’ (ANBI). This means we do not have to pay inheritance or gift tax on the bequests or donations we receive. That means every euro you contribute goes directly to TNI.

    If you decide to leave a gift in your Will to Transnational Institute then we would love to hear from you, so that we can say thank you and keep you up to date with our work. We can also keep you informed of any upcoming events that may be of interest to you or even set up a meeting if you would like.

    There is no obligation to share this information with us, but if you would like to we can assure you it will be held in the strictest confidence and it is not a binding commitment.

    We understand that your legacy will be made after careful consideration and if you have any questions or queries, please do contact our Community Builder j.graham@tni.org.



  3. FAQ

    19 June 2010
    Topic

    Gifts and Donations FAQs

    What is the Transnational Institute?

    The Transnational Institute (TNI) is an international research and advocacy institute committed to building a just, democratic and sustainable planet. For more than 40 years, TNI has served as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers.

    When was the Institute founded?

    The Transnational Institute was founded in 1974 as the international programme of the Washington DC-based Institute for Policy Studies.
    You can find an overview of the history of TNI here: https://www.tni.org/en/page/history

    What are the institute's research areas?

    The programmes we currently focus on are listed here https://www.tni.org/en/programmes

    Does the Institute publicise the names of its donors and contributors?

    TNI never shares or sells the names or contact information of its private donor lists with any other organisations or individuals. The finance section of the annual report has a list of the organisational funders from the year before.

    How can I donate?

    Our donation page provides several options tailored to your capabilities and wishes, such as a one-time donation, recurring donation, or fundraiser (for if you want to crowdfund for us, for instance via Facebook).

    Via the payment form you can choose to make either a one-off donation or set up a recurring direct debit (Monthly or Yearly) . You can pay by PayPal, iDeal, credit card or Sofort.

    We currently use Mollie for processing these payments.

    You can also make payments via the Whydonate app available on Android and Iphone.

    If I have any questions and want to contact a person who can I talk to?

    If you want to check something or just need advice regarding a gift or donation please send an email to our community builder Jess Graham: J.graham@tni.org. If you would like her to phone you, you can state your availability and she will be happy to give you a call.

    Can I make a donation as a gift for someone?

    Yes, if you have given a donation and would like a letter of thanks in another person's name we will happily provide this for you. Email Jess Graham: j.graham@tni.org

    How much of the donation goes to TNI?

    Our payment controller collects the payments safely. They do charge us for each transaction as per below.

     

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    Is TNI an NGO?

    TNI has special NGO consultative status with UN Ecosoc since 1974, is registered as a non-profit foundation with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce, and has charitable status in the Netherlands. TNI is also recognised as an independent, non-profit research centre in The Netherlands and at European Union level. It is an Associate Member of the International Social Science Council and the European Association of Development Institutes.

    
Where can I see the annual report?

    Our 2017 annual report can be found here: http://annual2017.tni.org/
    As an open and transparent organisation we share all our goals and finances by making our annual report availabile for each year. Audited accounts can be found here: https://www.tni.org/en/page/finances

    How is TNI supported?

    TNI is a non profit organisation which means that it relies completely on external grants and donations. Currently we get grants from funders to continue our work in specific areas. See: https://www.tni.org/en/page/finances.

    How will my donation support TNI?

    Our donors are crucial to our work. Your donation will help TNI continue to stand up for peace, justice and sustainability where it matters most.

    Your gift supports our activists, organisers, writers and office staff to continue making a difference. There are many ways to support us whether it be a donation, by sharing our reports or coming to one of our events.

    Donations from people like you help us continue to exist. The gifts and actions of our supporters give TNI greater financial security. They are also a great way to show support for our past work done and our vision for the future. We are committed to the long-term work of the movements.

    Can I contribute in other ways? What about in-kind donations?

    Perhaps you are more interested or able to donate your time and skills. All help is welcome! Please get in touch with our community builder Jess: j.graham@tni.org

    Is it safe and secure to donate using the donation form?

    Mollie is our payment controller. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://www.mollie.com/en/privacy  It states: “We take security extremely seriously. Through rigorous security checks, safe data storage, employee screenings and compliance with every available regulation, we can ensure the safety, stability and reliability of our payment platform. More details can be found at this link https://www.mollie.com/en/features/security

    TNI’s privacy policy: https://www.tni.org/en/page/privacy-policy

    Can I make a donation offline?

    Yes you can make direct transfers yourself by choosing the correct account number below.
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    (please mention 'donation')
    Name: Stichting Transnational Institute
    
Address: De Wittenstraat 25, 1052 AK Amsterdam

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    Office Address Bank: ABNAmro, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP Amsterdam Netherlands
    Mail Address Bank: ABNAmro, Postbus 90, 1000 AB Amsterdam Netherlands 

    Can I come and give a donation in person?

    Yes, you can make a card payment in the office. Please get in touch with our community builder Jess ( J.graham@tni.org) We have a card machine with iZettle for card payments and also accept cash gift payments.

    Does TNI have an ANBI status?

    Yes TNI is registered with the tax authorities as a public benefit institution (ANBI). See: https://www.tni.org/en/page/tnis-anbi-status

    Can I donate to TNI with any crypto currency?

    Currently TNI does not have the ability to accept crypto currency.

    Why is there a 5 euro/pound/USD/AUD minimum limit?

    There needs to be a minimumn amount set up in the building of the donation platform. The 5 euro minimum limit is to prevent unlawful card testing on our site.

    What happens with the personal data I enter to make a donation?

    We enforce a strict data protection policy and will never give nor sell any information regarding our donors to third parties. The payment information is used by the processor and is not saved by us. Your name and email address will be used to send an email of thanks to you for the donation.

  4. Other ways to donate

    02 August 2010
    Topic

    Direct Transfer

    You can do a direct transfer into our bank accounts. You can choose from 3 different currencies.

    (please mention 'donation')
    Name: Stichting Transnational Institute
    
Address: De Wittenstraat 25, 1052 AK Amsterdam

    USD EURO GBP
    Account number:
    49.02.01.482

    IBAN number:
    NL66 ABNA 0490 2014 82

    BIC or SWIFT: ABNANL2A

    Account number:
    43.30.38.888

    IBAN number:
    NL18 ABNA 0433 0388 88

    BIC or SWIFT: ABNANL2A

    Account number:
    45.24.89.822

    IBAN number:
    NL66 ABNA 04524898 22

    SWIFT or BIC: ABNANL2A

    Office Address Bank: ABNAmro, Gustav Mahlerlaan 10, 1082 PP Amsterdam Netherlands
    Mail Address Bank: ABNAmro, Postbus 90, 1000 AB Amsterdam Netherlands 

    Liberapay

    Liberapay is a recurrent donations platform.




    Phone app

    Why Donate

    TNI can also receive donations via an app on your phone.
    We have an account with Whydonate available for Android or IOS.
    Download the app and search for Transnational Institute.
    The app is in Dutch

    In person

    If you wish to give your donation in person, we can accept cash or card payments our office address is:


    De Wittenstraat 25
    1052 AK Amsterdam

     
  5. Drug law reform in El Salvador

    01 January 2012
    Topic

    As a result of a truce between the country’s main gangs (Maras), the number of murders in El Salvador so far in 2013 is down by about 45 per cent in comparison to the year before. Since El Salvador is one of the countries with the highest murder rates in the world (71 per 100,000 people in 2011), the truce represents a step forward in the eradication of street violence and, some believe, in the fight against the retail drug trade and trafficking.

  6. TNI dandelion

    Fellowship

    01 January 2013
    Topic

    TNI Fellows are internationalist intellectuals with a track record of progressive activist-scholarship and a passionate commitment to social change. They bring TNI vision and new ideas, expertise relevant to current programme, connect TNI to relevant networks and commit themselves to an active role in TNI. TNI Fellowships do not involve any financial remuneration.

    Associates

     
  7. Carbon Trading

    01 January 2014
    Topic

    Carbon trading, or the trading of permits to pollute, is a market-based approach for reducing carbon emissions which is deeply flawed, ineffective and unjust. Seeking to turn carbon in the atmosphere into a privatised commodity has created markets susceptible to corporate pressure, distracted from the systemic changes needed to convert our economies, and inflicted injustices on marginalised communities in North that become trapped in pollution hotspots and peasant communities in the South who have been dispossessed of land and livelihoods in the name of climate action.

  8. International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) was established in 1968 as the monitoring body for the implementation of the United Nations international drug control conventions. Tensions have arisen about the way the INCB performs its duties and about its legal interpretation of the conventions which many feel goes beyond its mandate.

  9. Climate security

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    Climate impacts are increasingly being viewed through the lens of security, with the expectation that climate change will result in instability and conflict. In practice, this turns the victims of climate change into 'threats', to be controlled by military force, police repression and policies that entrench corporate control at a cost to human rights and civil liberties. TNI started exploring this work in 2011, developing a book published in November 2015, The Secure and the Dispossessed - How the Military and Corporations are shaping a climate-changed world

  10. Drugs Regulation

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    Consensus is growing that the prohibition on production, supply, and use of certain drugs has not only failed to deliver its intended goals but has been counterproductive. Evidence is mounting that this policy has not only exacerbated many public health problems, but has created a much larger set of social harms associated with the criminal market such as violence, corruption, organised crime, and endemic violence.

  11. Informal Drug Policy Dialogues

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    In 2004 the Transnational Institute (TNI) and the Andreas G. Papandreou Foundation (APF) started an Informal Drug Policy Dialogue. Purpose of the dialogues is to have an open-minded exchange of views on current dilemmas in international drug policy making and discuss strategies on how contradictions might be resolved. The meetings are guided by 'Chatham House Rule' to encourage a free exchange of thoughts and confidentiality. In 2007, TNI and the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) started a Latin American Informal Drug Policy Dialogue. In 2009, TNI and the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) started a series of drug policy dialogues in Southeast Asia.

  12. Conventions on drugs

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    The three major international drug control treaties are mutually supportive and complementary. An important purpose of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances codify internationally applicable control measures in order to ensure the availability of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances for medical and scientific purposes, and to prevent their diversion into illicit channels and include general provisions on trafficking and drug use. The 1988 United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances significantly reinforced the obligation of countries to apply criminal sanctions to combat all the aspects of illicit production, possession and trafficking of drugs.

  13. Just Investments

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    Not all types of investment are equal in terms of their impact on poverty reduction and development. Through an alarming global tendency, which has governments shaping investment and development policy around the needs of transnational capital, large-scale land deals capturing land and its associated resources are packaged as ‘investments for rural development’. The shift underway in development frameworks is from public sector responsibility for food security towards the private sector as the remedy to hunger and malnutrition, at the expense of the livelihoods, dignity and lifestyle of rural working people, especially poor and marginalised groups. There is a need to ‘reboot’ the debate on agricultural investment, away from the narrow corporate centric perspective, towards investments which best addresses rural poverty and hunger and democratic control of resources – such as public investments and the investments made by small-scale food producers.

  14. Drug law reform in Costa Rica

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    In contrast to other Central American countries, the possession of drugs for immediate personal use is not a criminal offence in Costa Rica. In August 2013 the cultivation, manufacture, transport and trafficking of drugs have all been made a criminal offence under the same article, which provides for a prison sentence of between 8 and 15 years without making any distinction between the offences. The government of Costa Rica supports the launch of an open international debate on the issue, but has declared itself against decriminalisation.

  15. cnd

    Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND)

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    The Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) is the annual gathering in Vienna of all United Nations member states to discuss and make decisions on a wide range of issues related to the global drug control system, and the work programme of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). Follow this collection page to stay informed about TNI's advocacy resources and efforts at this level.

  16. Shan Market in Pyin Oo Lwin

    Myanmar Commentary

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    In addition to TNI’s regular Briefing and Report series, these Myanmar commentaries are intended to contribute to broader understanding to the many challenges facing the country and its peoples. 

    See the complete list of all the Myanmar commentaries.

    These commentaries are part of a TNI project funded by Sweden. These commentaries are part of a TNI project funded by Sweden. Opinions expressed by authors are not necessarily the views of the donor.

  17. BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS)

    01 January 2015
    Topic

    The BRICS Initiative for Critical Agrarian Studies (BICAS) is a collective of largely BRICS-based or connected academic researchers concerned with understanding the BRICS countries and their implications for global agrarian transformations. Critical theoretical and empirical questions about the origins, character and significance of complex changes underway need to be investigated more systematically.

  18. Water Justice

    01 January 2016
    Topic

    The Water Justice project, run jointly by TNI and Corporate European Observatory, is engaged in the work of building viable alternatives to water privatisation, focusing on how to reform public water systems in order to make the human right to water a reality for everyone.

  19. Peace Process in Colombia

    15 August 2017
    Topic

    After more than four years of peace talks in Havana, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have taken important steps towards a definitive agreement to end the decades-long armed conflict in the country. This page provides some background information as well as TNI’s most recent analyses and advocacy work in relation with various social and economic issues that are essential factors in creating territorial peace in Colombia.

  20. stand on guard after burning a coca laboratory near Tumaco, Colombia, in the southwest state of Narino, June,8, 2008,

    Drugs & Conflict

    15 August 2017
    Topic
    Initially focusing on coca producing areas in the Andean Region, TNI's work on Drugs & Conflict has since expanded to cover the world’s main opium producing areas with a focus on Myanmar and Afghanistan. Over the past two decades, TNI staff has worked extensively with local organisations and researchers to advocate for more inclusive, effective and humane approaches to drug related issues in these conflict situations, while analysing the links between drug use, production, and conflict and what these mean for efforts to promote peaceful and just societies. TNI also focuses on promoting the rights of local communities involved in the cultivation of crops declared illicit, and their involvement in drug policy making, the peace process and the design and implementation of development programmes.

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