Feb 14,2017 by Coalition

Organizations call on the World Bank to Protect Indigenous Rights

This week 32 organizations called on the World Bank Board of Directors to urge them to ensure that the Bank takes all measures necessary to remedy harm caused to four Maasai villages displaced to make way for the Olkaria IV geothermal project in Kenya. The Kenya Electricity Expansion Project (KEEP)

Dec 08,2016 by Coalition

Time for Development Financiers to #Standup4HumanRights

Global groups call for action to protect human rights in development Ahead of Human Rights Day, December 10th, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development joins with over 50 civil society groups around the world to call on financial institutions, governments and businesses to stand up for human

Nov 16,2016 by Coalition

Coalition Urges Dutch Development Bank to Strengthen Human Rights Protections

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development this week called on the Dutch Development Bank FMO to strengthen its commitment to human rights and to enact strong due diligence requirements to ensure that human rights are respected within FMO-financed activities. FMO is presently revising its Su

Aug 08,2016 by Coalition

Civil society groups to hold WB accountable for human rights outcomes

On Thursday, the World Bank approved a new Environmental and Social Framework to replace its existing safeguard policies. Members of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development criticized the missed opportunity to adopt robust protections for the human rights of communities impacted by Bank

Apr 05,2016 by Coalition

4/15 Tell the World Bank to Safeguard People & the Planet!

While the World Bank’s motto is to “End Poverty” and promote sustainable development, too often Bank investments disregard the human rights and priorities of poor communities, leaving them worse off. As the World Bank prepares to host finance ministers from across the globe

Mar 30,2016 by Coalition

Sign-on statement on IFIs, Participation, and Human Rights

In the face of rapidly shrinking civil society space and growing attacks on human rights and environmental defenders, sign this statement (English, French, Spanish, Arabic) on the Responsibility of International Financial Institutions to Ensure Meaningful and Effective Participation and

Mar 21,2016 by Coalition

FUNDEPS Joins Coalition’s International Secretariat

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development is pleased to announce the first step in the creation of an international Secretariat. Coalition member Foundation for the Development of Sustainable Policies (FUNDEPS), based in Córdoba, Argentina, will join the Coalition’s Secretari

Mar 16,2016 by Coalition

Coalition urges World Bank to meaningfully address human rights

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development submitted recommendations today urging the World Bank to amend its proposed Environmental and Social Framework to meaningfully address human rights. The submission addresses arguments that have been put forward against embracing human rights an

Mar 09,2016 by Coalition

Tell Deadly Dam Builders that Enough is Enough!

Follow this action alert to tell FMO, Finnfund, CABEI, Voith and Siemens to immediately pull out of the Agua Zarca Dam and to not get involved in any other projects on the land of the indigenous Lenca people. intlrv.rs/StopAguaZarca.

Mar 05,2016 by Coalition

Statement on Assassination of Indigenous Defender Berta Cáceres

The Coalition for Human Rights in Development expresses our deep sadness and outrage at the assassination this week of indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Cáceres. Berta was the coordinator and co-founder of the Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras, COPINH. She fought to d

Feb 06,2016 by Coalition

World Bank safeguard consultations end March 15

The final consultation period for the World Bank’s revision of its social and environmental safeguard policies will end on March 15th, 2016. Comments on the proposed draft safeguards framework can be submitted until that date to safeguardconsult@worldbank.org. You can find more inform

Feb 02,2016 by Coalition

US government moves forward with Power Africa funding

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress passed the Electrify Africa Act, promoting investment in access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. The Electrify Africa Act in part formalizes Power Africa – a U.S.- led initiative to work with African governments, the World Bank, African Development Ba

Nov 16,2015 by Coalition

Why Development Finance matters for Business and Human Rights

As the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights opens today in Geneva, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development and the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable today released a new factsheet: 10 reasons why development finance matters for business and human rights. For groups worki

Oct 23,2015 by Coalition

Groups Urge the AIIB to Hold a Real Consultation on its Draft Policies

Members and allies of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development sent a letter today to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank criticizing the institution’s consultation process for its new social and environmental framework. The letter cites that the English-only, online consul

Oct 13,2015 by Coalition

For World Bank, Ignorance is Bliss

The World Bank doesn’t require that its projects respect human rights, and has thus far refused to adopt such a requirement. Máxima Acuña de Chaupe and Elmer Campos travelled far from their families in rural Peru to attend the Annual Meeting of the World Bank, taking place in the capital city of Lima.

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