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October 18, 2021
Over 450 Public Development Banks (PDBs) from around the world are gathering in Rome from 19 to 20 October 2021 for a second international summit, dubbed Finance in Common. During the first summit in Paris...
September 10, 2021
Honorable Michele Bachelet UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Geneva Re: Oakland Institute’s response to the August 27, 2021 statement from the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the progress made on peace and reconciliation   ...
September 8, 2021
Dear donor representative, We, 35 organizations from the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) and 165 allied organizations in 40 countries around the world, call on your agency to cease funding the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and other Green Revolution...
August 9, 2021
UNITY STATEMENT CALLING TO JUNK THE PERMIT FOR COMMERCIAL PROPAGATION OF GOLDEN RICE AND OPPOSE ALL DEVELOPMENTS THAT WILL ADVANCE THE GREEN REVOLUTION AND THE CORPORATE CAPTURE OF FOOD SYSTEMS Last July 21, 2021, the Department of Agriculture of the Philippines approved the...
July 19, 2021
“UNESCO and Tanzania’s plan is detrimental not only to the Maasai but also for the conservation of wildlife. It is a repeat of the myopic actions of the British colonial government, and our challenges have continued.” “We,...
May 24, 2021
TO: Ms. Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS, Chair High Level Committee on Management (HLCM) Ms. Kelly Clements, Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, Vice-chair HLCM Ms. Katinka Rosenbom, Chief Contracting, UNICEF, Chair HLCM Procurement Network Ms. Elisabeth...
April 29, 2021
We strongly object to any interference by U.S. government officials or agribusiness interests in a sovereign state’s right to enact policy measures to protect the health and well-being of its people. We urge your agencies to resist and reject these ongoing efforts.
March 11, 2021
We write as concerned members of the civil society organisations, academia and trade unions to call upon the World Bank's board of executive directors to end the publication of the World Bank's Doing Business Report.
January 18, 2021
Almost 56 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. said these words at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March. This January 18th — MLK Day — we stare into the face of this brutality again. America reels from violent insurrection led by a mostly white mob at...
January 13, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that this week a series of invitation-only ‘U.S. National Food System Dialogue’ events will be launched ahead of the United Nations Food System Summit (UNFSS),...

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