Apr 27, 2017 by members

Asian Peoples Call For an End to ADB Immunity

A number of civil society organizations in Asia, including People’s Forum Against ADB and coalition member NGO Forum on ADB have launched a call challenging the immunity of the Asian Development Bank. The organizations, along with community representatives, youth associations, and students, argue that the ADB, while purporting to work to end poverty, has embraced an exploitative development model that is harmful to communities and the environment. They deplore the lack of mechanisms available to hold the ADB accountable for harm caused by the projects it finances and the policies it embraces. Watch the video launching the No to ADB Immunity campaign here, and read the Asian People’s Declaration here.