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  1. The Transnational Institute (TNI) seeks a Treasurer for its Supervisory Board

    10 October 2017

    The Transnational Institute (TNI), based in Amsterdam in The Netherlands, is looking for a Treasurer to join its Supervisory Board. This is an unpaid position that involves 2 quarterly meetings per year, plus two annual meetings per year. TNI has a current turnover of around Euro 4 million per year, and is run on a non-profit basis.
     

  2. Stories of Resistance: Honduras - extractive economy and communities rights

    19 October 2017 - Event

    The Transnational Institute and Friends of the Earth International are happy to invite you to a much needed discussion on activism in Honduras, on Thursday, 19th of October, from 7- 9 PM in the seminar room at Transnational Institute.

  3. Peoples Mobilization in Geneva 2016

    Una oportunidad histórica para negociar un tratado vinculante sobre transnacionales y derechos humanos

    Gonzalo Berrón
    10 October 2017
    Article

    No puede ser que grandes empresas e inversionistas sigan operando sin ningún marco normativo global y que las comunidades, en cambio, carezcan de recurso a la justicia. Un año más, organizaciones de todo el mundo se movilizan para hacer realidad un tratado internacional que imponga obligaciones a las transnacionales.

  4. Costa Rica’s Banco Popular

    El Banco Popular de Costa Rica: un ejemplo de banco democrático, verde y sostenible

    Thomas Marois
    09 October 2017
    Article

    Aunque han pasado ya diez años desde que estalló la crisis financiera mundial de 2007-2008, la mayoría de los bancos privados han cambiado muy poco y siguen centrándose, fundamentalmente, en maximizar la rentabilidad, mientras que los objetivos en materia social y de sostenibilidad son secundarios. Para los economistas convencionales, cualquier otro enfoque sigue siendo un sueño imposible o lejano.

  5. Re-Asserting Control: Voluntary Return, Restitution and the Right to Land for IDPs and Refugees in Myanmar - cover

    Procomún

    06 October 2017
    Collection
  6. La criminalización de Standing Rock

    Frank Barat
    06 October 2017
    Article

    No es la primera vez que el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos ha utilizado todos los medios a su alcance para reprimir el activismo y la resistencia.

  7. The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative:

    06 October 2017
    Press release

    The Emancipatory Rural Politics Initiative (ERPI), of which TNI is a member, focuses on understanding the rise of ‘authoritarian populism’ in rural settings across the world, as well as the forms of resistance occurring and the alternatives being built. New exclusionary politics are generating deepening inequalities, jobless ‘growth’, climate chaos, and social division.

  8. A Toolkit for Participatory Action Research

    • Ruth Hall, Zoe Brent, Jennifer Franco, Moenieba Isaacs, Tsegaye Shegro
    05 October 2017
    Paper

    This Guide is drawn from experience in the action research project “Bottom-up accountability initiatives and large-scale land acquisitions in Africa”. The project aimed to bring the international soft law instrument, the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of the Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (the Tenure Guidelines or TGs), to rural communities and, together with them, to use the Guidelines to strengthen their tenure of land, fisheries and forests.

  9. Agroecology and Food Sovereignty in small-scale Fisheries

    05 October 2017
    Report

    The importance of Food Sovereignty – as a means, a goal, and a global movement – is long recognized by the WFFP leadership: Food, Sovereignty is a political agenda of small-scale food producers in the defense of our rivers, lakes, oceans and land.

  10. Press Conference on Towards a Health and Human Rights Based Response to Drugs. Photo: The Lawyers Collective

    Interview: Shrinking Space in India

    Frank Barat
    05 October 2017
    Article

    Tripti Tandon from The Laywers Collective answers questions from Frank Barat about the clampdown on freedom of speech and the silencing of critical voices in India and how this is connected to shrinking space worldwide.

  11. Thumbnail Cambio Climatico SA

    Las personas seguras, las guerras y los desposeídos

    04 October 2017
    In the media

    Eldiario.es - La política se ha privatizado, se ha rendido a las grandes corporaciones y al complejo militar-industrial, y está abandonando sus objetivos democráticos.

  12. Nieuwe politiek in een onzeker tijdperk: Leren van Spanje

    02 October 2017 - Event

    Sociaaldemocratische en linkse partijen leiden momenteel historische nederlagen terwijl voorstanders van een neoliberaal Europa en rechts-nationalistische uitdagers het publieke debat domineren. In Zuid-Europa dient zich echter een hoopvol alternatief aan.

  13. Nueva Politica en tièmpos inciertos: Aprendizajes de España

    02 October 2017 - Event


    El debate político actual en el norte Europa está dominado por los partidarios de la globalización neoliberal y la derecha autoritaria nacionalista, en este marco socialdemócratas y partidos de izquierda encadenan derrotas históricas. En el sur de Europa, sin embargo, hay una alternativa esperanzadora.

  14. Harvesting Crops Nigeria - image by Yosef Hadar World Bank

    Building Bottom-up Accountability in an Era of Land Grabbing in Sub-Saharan Africa

    01 October 2017
    Policy briefing

    Access to and control over land and associated natural resources play a key role in whether and how rural working people are able to build decent and dignified livelihoods, avoid or escape hunger, participate in decision-making, avoid or escape political exclusion and marginalization, and sustain collective identities and social reproduction processes.

  15. LCC CRSP Mali - photo by Jessica Davis

    Convergence Malienne contre les Accaparements des Terres

    01 October 2017
    Policy briefing

    Depuis la Charte du Mandé, les droits fondamentaux qui sont la Terre, l’Eau pour vivre dans la Dignité et du fruit de son travail n’ont pas trouvé d’écho significatif dans nos textes de lois et encore moins dans leur application.

  16. Harvesting Crops Nigeria - image by Yosef Hadar World Bank

    Bottom Up Accountability and Securing Communal Land Rights in Cross River State

    01 October 2017
    Policy briefing

    Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria are losing access to the forest lands on which they depend for their livelihoods.

  17. Fisherman - by Annette Bouvain

    Building Strong Communities against land and water grabbing

    29 September 2017
    Policy briefing

    Small scale fishers in Uganda continue to struggle for access to the land and water resources on which they depend for their livelihoods, and are increasingly at risk of losing access to these resources entirely.

  18. Edging Forward

    • Jamie Bridge, Martin Jelsma, Tom Blickman, Marie Nougier, Dave Bewley-Taylor, Christopher Hallam
    29 September 2017
    Paper

    Diplomatic processes at the United Nations are notoriously slow and difficult, perhaps increasingly so in a modern world of multi-polar geopolitics and tensions. This is certainly no different for the highly charged and provocative issue of international drug control.

  19. Using the CFS Tenure Guidelines in struggles for human rights and democratic control of land, fisheries and forests

    • Sofia Monsalve Suárez, Jennifer Franco
    29 September 2017
    Paper

    Access to and control over land and associated natural resources have long been key determinants shaping rural lives worldwide. Relationships to land, forests, water and aquatic resources influence whether rural working people are able to build decent and dignified livelihoods, avoid or escape hunger, participate in decision-making, avoid or escape political exclusion and marginalization, and sustain collective identities and social reproduction processes.

  20. Wilmar Palm Oil plantations - Image by Rainforest Rescue

    Country Report on Nigeria:

    28 September 2017
    Report

    Tension and violent conflicts based on land and forests issues are on the increase in Nigeria.

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