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March 25, 2022
If UNESCO WHC willingly operates a World Heritage Site in a country that does not respect rights of Indigenous, they are complicit in any violation of rights that occur.
February 1, 2022
The data and policy assumptions in FAO’s June 2021 publication Which farms feed the world and has farmland become more concentrated? requires clarification
November 16, 2021
Before publication of the report Stealth Game, the Oakland Institute shared the major findings of its research with NRT, to provide it an opportunity to respond. What followed was a correspondence in which NRT denies our findings and deflects blame. Here we address NRT’s contention...
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.

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