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The UN urges banks to address attacks on human rights defenders

A UN report highlights the growing attacks against human rights defenders in the context of commercial and investment activities, including financing for development.

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Global Meeting of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development

In Washington DC, we participated in the 2017 Members Gathering of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development, of which we are members. With three days of activities and strategic discussions between members and allies, the Coalition seeks to strengthen and continue growing, to ensure that all development finance institutions respect protect and fulfill human rights. 

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Discussions on Independent Accountability Mechanisms in Greece

We participated in a series of meetings and discussions in Thessaloniki, Greece, which focused on the work and functioning of Independent Accountability Mechanisms and their key role in cases of affected communities by projects funded by development finance institutions.

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Repeated figurine: garbage, conflicts and San Roque lake

The project "Centro Ambiental Carlos Paz" presents serious irregularities and violates environmental regulations and participation. It would affect Lake San Roque and would not be a definitive regional solution to the historical problem related to the integral management of solid urban waste.

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We participated in the workshop on advocacy actions against Chinese investments in the region

Representatives of civil society and native communities participated in the workshop in the city of Bogotá (Colombia). The result was the elaboration of an agenda that complements the territorial demands of the affected communities with the proposals raised from civil society and the academy.

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Activity Report 2016

The past 2016 was a year of great growth for our foundation, not only for the development of our many agendas of work, but also for the consolidation of our team of volunteers.

We further diversified our work agendas, we were able to increase our social impact, we were able to position ourselves in networks and we increased the collaboration with new partners.

As we did year after year, we continue to conduct research, workshops and events; We participate in national and international meetings with multiple organizations; We carry out activities of monitoring, advocacy and judicial cases to advance in matters of public policies.

We participate in the Spring Meetings of the World Bank 2017

From April 18 to 22, the World Bank's spring meetings were held in Washington. On April 20 we presented a panel on the legal framework of Public-Private Partnership Projects and Infrastructure Projects in Latin America with the NGOs that make up GREFI.

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Panorama General de las inversiones chinas en América Latina: Los casos de Argentina, Colombia, México y Perú

Esta publicación revisa cuál ha sido la actividad comercial y en materia de inversiones de un país con una actividad económica importante a nivel global y en ascenso como lo es China, hacia la región de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), mirando más a detalle los casos de Argentina, Colombia, México y Perú. El objetivo particular es brindar un análisis detallado, de las inversiones chinas a nivel nacional en cada uno de los países antes señalados. Para ello, se ahonda en los antecedentes, la situación actual y las tendencias a futuro de las relaciones bilaterales entre cada uno de los países y China en materia de IED. A su vez, se analizan los marcos normativos nacionales, los principales sectores de inversión y se brindan datos de la experiencia de cada una de las organizaciones que participaron en la elaboración del documento en el proceso de investigación, búsqueda de información y monitoreo del financiamiento chino en estos países.

Civil Society Organizations’ critics to bank interpretations on human rights responsibilities

The Bank Group of Thun published a document about the implications of the UN Guiding Principles for corporate and investment banking. A group of civil society organizations publicly criticise these statements.

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The ICIM External Consultative Group was formed

In February the ICIM concluded the process of selecting members of its External Consultative Group. Juan Carballo, Executive Director of FUNDEPS has been selected to integrate it.

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