Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development

A regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks

 

  • Initial Response from Climate Justice Groups to Marrakech Outcomes

    Initial Response from Climate Justice Groups to Marrakech Outcomes

    Initial Response from Climate Justice Groups to Marrakech Outcomes

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  • Cooperation key to solving climate crisis

    Cooperation key to solving climate crisis

    Cooperation key to solving climate crisis

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  • Plus ça change: Paris Agreement enters into force, but more urgent action needed from countries meeting in Marrakech

    Plus ça change: Paris Agreement enters into force, but more urgent action needed from countries meeting in Marrakech

    Plus ça change: Paris Agreement enters into force, but more urgent action needed from countries meeting in Marrakech

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  • Civil society groups tell Green Climate Fund: NO to KEXIM and export credit agencies

    Civil society groups tell Green Climate Fund: NO to KEXIM and export credit agencies

    Civil society groups tell Green Climate Fund: NO to KEXIM and export credit agencies

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  • Export-Import Bank of Korea: OUT OF CLIMATE!

    Export-Import Bank of Korea: OUT OF CLIMATE!

    Export-Import Bank of Korea: OUT OF CLIMATE!

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Tax Justice

  • Issue 2: Tax Justice Newsbriefs

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  • Issue 1: Tax Justice Newsbriefs

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  • Asian alliance joins global call for tax justice

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  • Asian movements push for global tax body

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Women & Gender

  • International Women’s Day: Renewing Our Commitment to the Emancipation and Empowerment of Women

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  • APMDD Workshop on Women, Land, Food and Climate

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Climate Justice

  • Intervention delivered by Lidy Nacpil at the COP22

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  • Paris Agreement signing: Asian alliance urges governments to solve climate crisis

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  • Could developing countries walk out of the Paris climate talks?

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  • Latest draft of Paris climate deal unacceptable – Asian movements

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  • PH groups launch climate justice march; call for strong climate deal in Paris

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Campaigns

Ecological Debt, Environmental Justice & Climate Change

  • Global Climate Justice Movements Refuse to Be Overshadowed by Election of Climate Change Denier to U.S. Presidency
    Global Climate Justice Movements Refuse to Be Overshadowed by Election of Climate Change Denier to U.S. Presidency
    Global Climate Justice Movements Refuse to Be Overshadowed by Election of Climate Change Denier to U.S. Presidency

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  • Cooperation key to solving climate crisis
    Cooperation key to solving climate crisis
    Cooperation key to solving climate crisis

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  • A call for urgent action to put an end to dirty energy
    A call for urgent action to put an end to dirty energy
    A call for urgent action to put an end to dirty energy

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  • Korean Federation for Environmental Movements urge Kexim Bank to end Coal Financing
    Korean Federation for Environmental Movements urge Kexim Bank to end Coal Financing
    Korean Federation for Environmental Movements urge Kexim Bank to end Coal Financing

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  • CSOs in Sri Lanka urge the GCF to approve Project Proposal
    CSOs in Sri Lanka urge the GCF to approve Project Proposal
    CSOs in Sri Lanka urge the GCF to approve Project Proposal

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Right to Essential Services & Natural Resources

  • Asian movements join global call for tax justice [PR]
    Asian movements join global call for tax justice [PR]
    Asian movements join global call for tax justice [PR]

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Global & Public Finance

  • Statement on the occasion of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank
    Statement on the occasion of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank
    Statement on the occasion of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank

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  • On the Panama Papers and Illicit Financial Flows
    On the Panama Papers and Illicit Financial Flows
    On the Panama Papers and Illicit Financial Flows

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  • UN climate fund must reject HSBC, Crédit Agricole - Asian movements
    UN climate fund must reject HSBC, Crédit Agricole - Asian movements
    UN climate fund must reject HSBC, Crédit Agricole - Asian movements

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  • Cancel Nepal’s debt – Nepali, Asian people’s groups [PR]
    Cancel Nepal’s debt – Nepali, Asian people’s groups [PR]
    Cancel Nepal’s debt – Nepali, Asian people’s groups [PR]

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Women & Gender

  • Relating Conditions of Women in Asia to Issues of Debt, Essential Services and Climate Change
    Relating Conditions of Women in Asia to Issues of Debt, Essential Services and Climate Change
    Relating Conditions of Women in Asia to Issues of Debt, Essential Services and Climate Change

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Free trade pacts, FDI opposed in retail, fisheries sectors

The National Fish Workers Forum has opposed free trade agreements and foreign direct investment in retail trade and the fisheries sector.

In a resolution adopted at its annual general body meeting held here from December 7 to 9, the forum demanded that fish workers be consulted before any trade agreement involving the fisheries sector was signed.

The meeting opposed the establishment of nuclear power plants, and expressed its solidarity with the people struggling against the setting up of such plants at Kudankulam and Jaitapur. It strongly opposed the establishment of thermal power plants with captive ports on the coast and the setting up of new private ports.

The meeting took exception to the imposition of marine protected areas with a blanket ban on fishing at the Gulf of Kutch in Gujarat, Malvan in Maharashtra, the Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu, Gahirmatha and Bhitarkanika in Orissa, and the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve in West Bengal. It demanded consultations with, and participation of, coastal fish workers in the management of ecologically sensitive coastal areas.

The meeting resolved to engage with the preparatory process of the 11th meeting of the parties (COP-II) of the Convention on Biodiversity scheduled for October 2012 in Hyderabad to seek implementation of participatory and equitable forms of conservation and management of coastal and marine resources. It demanded the establishment of a separate Fisheries Ministry at the Centre as the sector involved more than 25 million people who made vital contribution to the food security of the country.

The meeting wanted comprehensive legislation to rationalise the fisheries sector with reference to fishing vessels, gears, and resources ensuring preferential access for small and traditional fishers to the stock of fish in Indian waters.

It demanded a ban on bottom trawling and use of purse-seine nets in the territorial waters. In Maharashtra and Gujarat, these should be prohibited even well beyond the territorial waters where traditional fishing took place on a large scale. It called for the ratification and implementation of ILO Convention no. 188 for Work in Fishing for all coastal fish workers of the country.

In another resolution, the forum demanded the immediate implementation of Unorganised Workers Social Security Act 2008 with reference to all fish workers of the country.

It called for the implementation of the remaining 40 recommendations of the Mandal Commission recommendations for Other Backward Classes (OBC), which included reserved electoral constituencies for coastal fisherfolk.

Published in The Hindu - http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article2710757.ece

(from Kerala)

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Bangladesh

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  • Conduct study on climate-induced...

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  • BD climate funds need single focal point

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India

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  • Our planet is not for sale! ADB Quit...

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  • Villagers protest “illegal” land...

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  • Climate Change and Fisheries Sector

    The challenges faced by the fishing community on the present crisis initiated by climate change, are being discussed at a time when the fish

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  • Free trade pacts, FDI opposed in...

    The National Fish Workers Forum has opposed free trade agreements and foreign direct investment in retail trade and the fisheries

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Indonesia

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    Hari ini WALHI mengeluarkan hasil analisis kebakaran lahan dan hutan yang menunjukkan peran korporasi, khususnya di sektor kehutanan dan

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  • CSO Partnership for Development...

    CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) Asia Consultation on Development Effectiveness in Food, Agriculture and Rural Development

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  • Critique of Draft 2013 State Budget v....

    On 16 August, as usual, the President addressed the House of Representatives (DPR), presenting the government's annual financial statement and

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  • Activists say no to IMF

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  • NGOs reject govt's plan to assist IMF

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Malaysia

  • Save our seeds from corporate control

    Seeds are a farmer’s most essential input. For thousands of years farm communities have been observing, selecting, nurturing, breeding and

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Nepal

  • Climate justice dialogue held in Nepal

    South Asian Alliance for Poverty Alleviation, 22 November 2015

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  • International Training Course on '...

    International training course on 'Addressing Household Food Security in the Context of Changing Climate and Environment', jointly organised by

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  • Sharing Program Organized in Twelve...

    National Forum for Women Rights Concern(NFOWRC) has organized sharing program on finding of the study in twelve districts on different date of

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  • Just climate finance for climate...

    An interaction programme was organised in Kathmandu, Nepal relating to Global Week of Actions today (21 Nov 2012). The programme was participated

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  • Research Report Released

    Human Rights Alliance has released a research report on Status of domestication of international treaties in Nepal.The main objective of this

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Pakistan

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  • Release Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum...

    Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development

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    19 January 2016

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  • People’s Caravan under the Campaign of...

    Entire globe is experiencing water crisis. Asia in general and South Asia in particular is not exception to this phenomenon. This region is

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Philippines

  • PIGLAS PILIPINAS: PH part of global...

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    PIGLAS PILIPINAS: PH part of global movement to end fossil fuels

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  • Filipino, other Asian activists call...

    MANILA, 2 February 2016 – Filipino activists protested today outside the Pakistan embassy in the Philippines [1], joining Asian and other

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  • PH groups launch climate justice...

    MANILA, 11 November 2015 — Social movements, religious associations, and other civil society groups across the

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  • ON WORLD PUBLIC SERVICES DAY: Asian...

    MANILA, 23 June 2015 – Calling for the funding for public services and the stopping of tax incentives and dodging, an Asian civil society

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  • FDC warns gov't investigations may...

    The Freedom from Debt Coalition(FDC) goes on its third day of its Tatakan/Sulatan ng GANID the MERALCO bills protest activity today at 10 am

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Sri Lanka

  • Crushing the protest against the...

    Colombo, Sri Lanka. We are shocked to see the use of military by the government of Sri Lanka to crush the peaceful protest by the thousands of

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  • CEJ commemorates "NO pesticide...

    Centre for Environmental Justice together with Sri Lanka Nature Group organised a media event and book launching on the 3rd December 2012 at the

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  • Taxing citizens for drinking water is...

    October 20, Colombo, Sri Lanka. We are shocked to hear that Sri Lankans who dig traditional or tube wells to obtain water for drinking,

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  • CSE releases initial findings on...

    16th August 2012, Colombo. Today, the Centre for Science and Environment, a leading environmental organisation in India released the report

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  • Sri Lanka CSO Statement on RIO+20

    Colombo - Sri Lankan Civil Society Organisations today issued a CSO Statement on Rio+20 prepared through a dialogue held on 17-18th May 2012 in

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Thailand

  • Message of Solidarity with the...

    On the occasion of the erection of a monument to commemorate the assassination of four land rights activists from the Southern Peasant Federation

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Asia

  • Regional CSO urges Asian governments:...

    The Asian Development Bank  (ADB) claims concern in addressing the causes of climate change as it convenes the Asia Clean Energy Forum

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  • SAAPE's South Asia Poverty Report 2013...

    South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE) has launched its 4th Poverty Report 2013 on 11 September 2013 amidst a South Asian Women's

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  • Call to Action: End the WTO and stop...

    The Indonesian People's Movement Against Neocolonialism-Imperialism (Gerak Lawan), a national coalition in Indonesia fighting neoliberalism, has

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  • MFA Statement for International...

    Today, on International Migrants Day, Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) celebrates the contributions made by millions of migrants all over the world

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  • BNPS Protests Communal Attacks on...

    Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) organized a human chain in banner of Citizen Group on 2 October protesting communal attack and atrocities

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