[Statement] Alyansa Tigil Mina Statement for Human Rights Week

Alyansa Tigil Mina Statement for Human Rights Week December 11, 2014 This week, the world celebrates International Human Rights Day, the day in which in 1948, Philippines and the other nations of the world proclaimed their commitment to human rights, through the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. When international institutions, like the…

[Press Release] CSOs reject diluted World Bank safeguards

CSOs reject diluted World Bank safeguards Frustrated and angered by the lack of right-upholding provisions – this was the general disposition of non-government organizations (NGO) and civil society organizations (CSO) to the World Bank (WB) draft safeguard as they walked out from the World Bank consultation and staged a protest outside Astoria Plaza in Ortigas.…

[Press Release] World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights, Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities-HRW

World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities (Washington, DC, October 10, 2014) – Draft World Bank policies under consideration at the bank’s meeting on October 10-12, 2014, would dangerously roll back protection for communities affected by bank projects, independent groups said today. Foreign ministers and central…

[Statement] The debate around mandate is the developed countries’ refusal to acknowledge the roots of crises and the ways forward

Civil Society Press Statement April 25th 2012 The debate around mandate is the developed countries’ refusal to acknowledge the roots of crises and the ways forward In the months preceding this Conference and especially in these last days, member governments of UNCTAD  have been engaged in intense debates on the Outcome Document. Several governments of…

[Announcement] Job at BIC: Regional Coordinator, Southeast Asia

Job at BIC: Regional Coordinator, Southeast Asia Bank Information Center Regional Coordinator, Southeast Asia The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society around the world to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social and economic justice and ecological sustainability. BIC is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization that advocates…

[In the news] Senate to probe SC use of WB loan – INQUIRER.net

Senate to probe SC use of WB loanBy Cathy Yamsuan, Christine Avendaño, Philippine Daily InquirerJanuary 16, 2012  MANILA, Philippines—On the eve of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, Senate finance chair Franklin Drilon called for an investigation into the alleged misuse of a $21.9-million World Bank loan to the Supreme Court. Drilon, of President…