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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),...
December 10, 2020
Dear President-Elect Biden and Vice-President-Elect Harris, Congratulations on securing the people’s vote. As you know, your election is a testament to the tireless work of many people who believe a better world is possible and necessary. This is why we are calling upon you and your...
November 12, 2020
From 9-12 November 2020, 450 finance institutions from around the world will gather for the first international meeting of public development banks, dubbed the “Finance in Common” summit, hosted by the French government. The institutions,...
November 2, 2020
The Oakland Institute’s May 2020 report, Nicaragua’s Failed Revolution, documented the incessant violence faced by the Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities in the...

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