“A BINDING TREATY IS NECESSARY AND URGENT”

New mobilizations in Geneva for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights

Karin Nansen, Friends of the Earth International´s Chair, said on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, that “communities all over the world are calling for justice and to put an end to impunity”. “We are also calling for an effective mechanism, and also an International Court”, she added. Nansen was the facilitator  … Read more

The EU and the Corporate Impunity Nexus

New report by Friends of the Earth France exposes the perverse role of the European bloc in terms of human rights

“The EU, in obstructing the process, is using the exact same arguments of the corporate lobbies and that’s because there is a corporate capture of the EU and also increasingly of the UN”, denounced Juliette Renaud, Senior Campaigner on Corporate Accountability at Friends of the Earth France, with reference to  … Read more

Starting Over

Emergency work after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia: they key role of WALHI – Friends of the Earth Indonesia

In the past few hours, different international media have reported about the end of the rescue works  after the terrible earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck the central region of the Indonesian island of Celebes (also known as Sulawesi), on September 28th. The official death toll nears 2000. There are  … Read more

Free Rivers, Living Peoples

Colombia: 2nd national meeting of Ríos Vivos Movement launched with development alternative proposals

The meeting is taking place in Barrancabermeja, a city located in Santander Department. During its first day, 400 people arrived, among them members of the six national delegations of Ríos Vivos and international representatives. The national delegations are: Asprocig (of Bajo Sinú region), Asoquimbo (Huila), Social Movement for the Defense  … Read more

The fight against climate change

Friends of the Earth International´s Week of Action for Climate Justice is ready to begin

“Mobilizing and using people power is actually crucial to face the climate emergency”, said Friends of the Earth International´s Climate Justice and Energy Program Coordinator, Sara Shaw. A radical systemic change is needed, she warned. From this Saturday to October 13th, the member groups of Friends of the Earth International  … Read more

Environmental Justice and Fight against Patriarchy: Body, Territory and Work

Video and article by Otros Mundos A.C - Friends of the Earth Mexico

On May 1st, 2018, four women members of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) took part in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, in a public event called “Environmental Justice and Fight against Patriarchy: Body, Territory and Work”, organized by Otros Mundos A.C. The speakers were: Ivana Kulić, from the  … Read more

New peasant victory at UN

UN Human Rights Council adopted Declaration on the Rights of Peasants by a wide majority of votes

With 33 votes in favor by the countries present at the 39th round of sessions, the UNHRC passed a resolution in Geneva, Switzerland, to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants that will now be discussed at the General Assembly of the multilateral body. The General Assemby needs to  … Read more

It´s time for Peasants´ Rights

Interview with Ana María Suárez Franco, of FIAN International, at the UN´s Human Rights Council

Ana María Suárez Franco, permanent representative of FIAN International in Geneva, Switzerland shares an update on the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and its process of approval at the UN´s Human Rights Council that is expected on Friday September 28. “To protect, respect and fulfil the rights of peasants”,  … Read more

Where are the 43 students? 4 years after Ayotzinapa

The parents of the students demand creation of Truth Commission. 38,000 people have disappeared during Peña´s administration

Today, September 26th, marks the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of the 43 students of the Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers School in Iguala, Guerrero, while they were on their way to Mexico City to participate in the mobilization of October 2nd to commemorate the Tlateloco Massacre that took place  … Read more

Plantations are not forests

September 21st: International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations

This day is to “mark the struggle against monoculture tree plantations, to celebrate the struggles at global level which have succeeded in stopping the advance of monocultures or in exposing their impacts or highlighting that monoculture tree plantations are not something positive, as the public opinion is told in order  … Read more