NGO Forum on ADB Letter to AIIB regarding the Finance in Common Joint Declaration
NGO Forum on ADB is alarmed with AIIB’s decision not to commit to this critical and immediate declaration. Are management representatives of AIIB autonomous in dictating energy investments in Asia over their respective donor and borrowing members?
We are witnessing a significant shift in the appetite for fossil fuels, especially coal, across lower and middle-income countries across Asia. The US election results are also ushering a revival of the Paris agreement with China and others in the international system. The network is demanding the AIIB to reconsider and sign this significant declaration.
Appeal to help support 57, 191 Jute Mill Factory Workers in Khalishpur, Khulna who were forced out of their jobs in Bangladesh
Frustration and fury have gripped workers since Jute and Textiles Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi made a surprising announcement on June 29 about shutting down all 26 jute mills under the state-run Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC).
Statement to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Virtual Annual Meeting 2020
As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) celebrates its 53rd year of operation, CSOs around the world are deeply frustrated because of the forced exclusion by the Bank on the occasion of its virtual annual meeting. By being a financier of authoritarian regimes during this pandemic, the ADB has thrown away over a decade of the inclusive practice of open dialogue with civil society in its annual meetings. Corporate and State greed are the voices the ADB wants to hear in this 2020 annual meeting, it is not the voice of the people from the Asia Pacific, it is not the voice of the communities, which the Bank promised to help and alleviate from poverty.