The World Bank Boycott is an international campaign that demands an end to socially and environmentally destructive World Bank policies and projects through grassroots financial and political power.
Bretton Woods Institutions
The UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights held its first forum on December 4 and 5 in Geneva. The Halifax Initiative spoke at the forum on a panel concerning public financial institutions and human rights. ECA-Watch, CIEL and BankTrack disseminated the attached document at the forum containing analysis and recommendations regarding financial institutons and human rights.
This month we examine 'odious investment' - Mongolia Undermined; (Mis)Investment in Agriculture; More than Bricks and Mortar; and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
The debt edition featuring articles on the re-emerging debt crisis, odious debt, debt distress assessments, export credit agencies and soveriegn debt work-out procedures.
Presentation concerning the role of the private sector in international development with a focus on new CIDA programming in support of the extractive sector.
Energy poverty, climate change and the World Bank; Durban postmortem.
Canadian mining interests in countries around the world are valued at tens of billions of dollars.
The candidates being considered for International Monetary Fund’s new boss do not inspire much hope for an institution in need of credibility. Much of the media’s focus has been on the nationality of the candidates rather than on which capabilities are needed to address the IMF’s major challenges: shifting to a more flexible policy orientation and adapting to a changed global economy.
Selecting new IMF boss; CSOs urge UN to move beyond Ruggie; Argentine civil society sues Barrick Gold; Quebec court accepts jurisdiction in case against Anvil Mining.
IMF misses global financial crisis; Colombian government puts breaks on World Bank-financed mine; Wikileaks: Canadian embassy promotes mining industry in Argentina; Guatemalans sue Hudbay.