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  1. Land grabbing and land concentration in Europe

    • Sylvia Kay
    04 December 2016
    Policy briefing

    If left unchecked, there is a danger that land grabbing and land concentration, will block the entry into farming of young and aspiring farmers, while leading to the further exit of Europe’s small farmers.

  2. Cooling the planet: Frontline communities lead the struggle

    29 November 2016
    Report

    Communities of small scale food producers are increasingly confronted by the grabbing of natural resources and systematic violations of human rights.

  3. What comes next? Post-UNGASS options for 2019-2020

    • International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC)
    29 November 2016

    The UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on drugs – held in New York in April 2016 – was hailed as an opportunity for the international community ‘to conduct a wide-ranging and open debate that considers all options’. Although the UNGASS was characterised by many shortcomings and disappointments, it was nonetheless a critical moment for global drug policy reform.

  4. Lagos water crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector

    Lagos Water Crisis

    • Satoko Kishimoto, Akinbode Oluwafemi, Philip Jakpor, Susanna Bohme, Emanuele Lobina
    25 November 2016
    Report

    For nearly two years, people in Lagos, Nigeria have been mobilizing to demand a public water system that delivers clean, safe water to all residents. Today, we’re thrilled to announce the next step in the campaign: the release of “Lagos Water Crisis: Alternative roadmap for water sector.” This book lays out a vision for how the city can solve its water crisis, with specific recommendations and action steps for the Lagos government.

  5. Human Rights vs. Property Rights

    21 November 2016
    Paper

    The growing role of the private sector in global governance is undermining landmark human rights protections for fisherfolks.

  6. Estado, empresas públicas y desarrollo

    Estado, empresas públicas y desarrollo

    11 November 2016
    Book

    Los diez capítulos que componen este libro tienen un elemento en común, aunque no se refleje explícitamente en cada uno de sus textos: la forma en que el Estado se expresa en las sociedades modernas a través de diversos arreglos institucionales tales como las empresas públicas nacionales, municipales, la banca pública o los institutos creados para cumplir con una misión o servicio público central en cada país.

  7. Guide: Connecting Smallholders to Markets

    08 November 2016
    Report

    The new publication ‘Connecting Smallholders to Markets’ supports advocacy efforts by social movements on market issues by making the recommendations adopted at the Committee on World Food Security more understandable and accessible.

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    Ni un paso atrás

    04 November 2016
    Report

    En el contexto de la Jornada Continental por la Democracia y contra el Neoliberalismo, organizaciones sociales del continente americano articulan sus propuestas sobre democracia, soberanía, integración, el rechazo al libre comercio y el poder corporativo, y denuncian los intentos de las fuerzas reaccionarias de imponer el modelo neoliberal.

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    Drone: Robot Imperium

    • Steve Graham
    02 November 2016
    Paper

    Armed drones have created a top-down view of the world, in which military officials and politicians assert an ideology of inherent superiority over subjugated, racialised people — or even dehumanised non-people — far beneath the  drone's gaze. But as the technology becomes cheaper and accessible, activists are starting to use drones to turn the gaze back on the oppressors.

  10. Foro Mundial de Productores de Plantas Prohibidas

    28 October 2016
    Report

    Las voces de las comunidades implicadas en el cultivo de la hoja de coca, la adormidera y la planta de cannabis no suelen estar presentes en el debate internacional sobre la reforma de las políticas de drogas y corrían el riesgo de verse excluidas de la Sesión Especial de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas (UNGASS) 2016 sobre el problema mundial de las drogas.

  11. The Global Forum of Producers of Prohibited Plants (GFPPP)

    28 October 2016
    Report

    The voices of affected communities involved in the cultivation of coca leaf, opium poppy and cannabis plants are lacking in the global debate on drug policy reform in general and were at risk of being excluded from the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) 2016 on The World Drug Problem.

  12. Storify: La Resistencia a la Impunidad de las Transnacionales llega a la ONU

    25 October 2016
    Infograph

    La Campaña Global para Desmantelar el Poder Corporativo y Poner Fin a la Impunidad, una coalición de 200 movimientos sociales, organizaciones de la sociedad civil y comunidades afectadas por transnacionales construye en Ginebra un Tratado Vinculante en Naciones Unidas que ponga fina a la impunidad.

  13. Storify: Stop corporate abuse with a Binding Treaty

    25 October 2016
    Infograph

    The Treaty Alliance, an alliance of committed networks and campaign groups from around the world, is in Geneva for advocacy activities in support of a binding international instrument to address human rights abuses committed by transnational corporations and other business enterprise

  14. Construyendo un tratado sobre derechos humanos y transnacionales en la ONU

    24 October 2016
    Report

    Esta publicación contiene seis puntos fundamentales que debería tener en cuenta el Grupo de Trabajo de la ONU sobre transnacionales en materia de derechos humanos, con el fin de poner fin a la impunidad de las grandes empresas y su poder sistémico.

  15. Building a UN treaty on Human Rights and TNCs

    21 October 2016
    Report

    This report contains six points for consideration of the UN working group tasked with developing a treaty on transnational corporations and human rights (the “Open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights”). The six points speak to the need for any such human rights instrument to end corporate impunity and address the systemic power of transnational corporations.

  16. ‘Found in the Dark’

    • Ernestien Jensema, Nang Pann Ei Kham
    11 October 2016
    Policy briefing

    To address its serious drug use problems, Myanmar should change its drug policy towards a harm reduction approach. Instead of a repressive approach, voluntary and evidence-based treatment and public health services, including harm reduction, should be made available and become generally accepted by enforcement officials and by the community at large.

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