Mar 30,2015 by Coalition

BHRC Submits Proposals to World Bank

March 30, 2015-  The Bank on Human Rights Coalition issued the following submission to the staff and Directors of the World Bank as part of the Bank’s ongoing safeguards review: Key Human Rights Concerns and Recommendations regarding the World Bank’s Proposed Social and Environmen

Mar 23,2015 by Coalition

Job Announcement- Technical Consultant

The Bank on Human Rights Coalition is looking for a short-term technical consultant on human rights impact assessment. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more details please, see the attachment below. Short T

Feb 04,2015 by Coalition

A Meeting for Human Rights

The Bank on Human Rights Coalition was launched in April 2014 to support global action to make sure that development finance institutions, such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank and other regional banks, respect, protect, and fulfil human rights. Since then, the Coalition has grow

Nov 25,2014 by Coalition

Statement on Obstacles to Participation in World Bank Safeguards Consultations

This letter, signed by 50 organizations, was sent today to World Bank President Jim Kim and Executive Directors detailing lack of notice and restrictive access to participation in ongoing safeguards consultations. Thanks to all who contributed to the letter and signed on. Please help distribut

Oct 16,2014 by Coalition

The Annual Meetings: A Week in Review

From October 10–12, 2014 the World Bank and International Monetary Fund held their joint Annual Meetings in Washington, D.C. Scores of activists, community leaders and civil society organisations from across the world participated in meetings, panels and actions to affirm the importance of st

Oct 11,2014 by Coalition

World Bank Annual Press Release

For Immediate Release World Bank Group: Proposed Policy a Setback for Rights Development Cannot Succeed if it Harms Communities (October 10, 2014 Washington, DC) – Draft World Bank policies under consideration at the bank’s meeting on October 10-12, 2014 would dangerously roll back protection

Jul 29,2014 by Coalition

Press Release

For Immediate Release World Bank: Reject Plan to Roll Back Safeguards Plan Risks Harm to Communities Affected by Development (Washington, DC, July 28, 2014) – A leaked draft of the World Bank’s proposed new social and environmental policies reveals significant erosion of protections for commun

Jul 28,2014 by Coalition

Statement to World Bank Directors

World Bank Safeguard Draft Rolls-Back Protections for People and the Environment  Key Human Rights Concerns The World Bank has repeatedly committed to producing a new safeguard framework that results in no-dilution of the existing safeguards and which reflects prevailing international sta

Jul 17,2014 by Coalition

A Call for Human Rights in the BRICS Bank

Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, an economic and political grouping known as the BRICS, arrived in Fortaleza, Brazil this week for the 6th BRICS Summit. A focal point of the two-day meeting was the launch of the BRICS New Development Bank to rival the World Bank, Internatio

Jun 24,2014 by Coalition

Fall Internships

The Bank on Human Rights Coalition is seeking qualified individuals for advocacy, communications, and translation internships on human rights and development finance. Click here to find out more.

Jun 10,2014 by Coalition

Bank on Human Rights: Bank for the Poor

Throughout my career as an activist, I have participated in the birth of quite a number of good initiatives and programs that were either hatched by my organization or which I have partnered and colluded in shaping, nationally, regionally and globally. However, when Jessica Evans of Human Rights W

May 21,2014 by Coalition

Letter to World Bank

As the World Bank prepares to release a first draft of its new safeguard policies, Bank on Human Rights members sent a letter to Bank President Jim Kim, calling for a policy framework that ensures that development projects respect communities’ human rights. Letter to World Bank Carta al Banc

May 19,2014 by Coalition

How to do Smarter Impact Assessment

During the Spring Meetings of the World Bank in April, Bank on Human Rights hosted a panel presentation: “Smart Assessment: Capturing and managing human rights risks” before a packed room of practitioners and advocates. Panelists included: Isabel Lavadenz-Paccieri (Former Ombudsperson fo

Apr 02,2014 by Coalition

Spring Meetings Events

Please join Bank on Human Rights for these upcoming events organized by the coalition during the World Bank Group’s Spring Meetings! Smart Social Assessment: Capturing and Managing Human Rights Risks Thursday, April 10, 9:00-10:30 am World Bank Group I Building, 1850 I Street, NW, Washin

Oct 24,2012 by Coalition

About EWS

The purpose of the Early Warning System (EWS) is to alert communities to projects funded by Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) that may affect their rights. Armed with information about the project and the standards that apply to them, communities can demand that the MDBs respect their rights

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