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Federation wants 1.9 million hectares less

The Province called a table to update the map of law 9.814. The different positions of the rural sectors and the environmentalist and ecological NGOs do not reach an agreement that allows to raise a project. According to expert studies, the province has 3.6 million hectares of native forest.

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Cigarettes increase by 5%

The company Massalin Particulares reported that the rise is responding to an escalation in its costs.

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Worrying situation of human rights defenders worldwide

During 2016 more than 280 human rights and environmental activists were murdered in 25 countries, marking a growing radicalization of violence towards them. The murders that occurred during the first weeks of 2017 have ratified this worrying trend. From FUNDEPS we join the widespread demand for a change in the situation of those who have seen their rights vulnerable due to the protection of the environment, the territory, the rights of indigenous peoples, among others.

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We participate in the second CEPAL regional consultation on human rights and business

The Second Regional Consultation for Latin America and the Caribbean on the Implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights was held during the week of January 17-19 in the city of Santiago de Chile. The meeting was attended by governments, businessmen and civil society organizations.

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A delicious villain, food and industry

Seductive, rich and pleasant, sugar is an omnipresent ingredient in the Argentine diet. Faced with the alarming growth of obesity, lower consumption depends on a tangled dialectic between industry, science, government and civil society whose response is expected.

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Un villano delicioso, alimentación e industria

Seductor, rico y placentero, el azúcar es un ingrediente omnipresente en la dieta argentina. Ante el alarmante crecimiento de la obesidad, bajar su consumo depende de una enredada dialéctica entre la industria, la ciencia, el gobierno y la sociedad civil cuya respuesta se hace esperar

Al sol del ímpetu creativo de los año 1990, el cine retrató la gesta histórica legal contra la Brown & Williamson Company en El Infiltrado, película protagonizada por Russell Crowe y Al Pacino. El argumento partía de la decisión de la empresa de añadir a los cigarrillos "cumarina", una sustancia moderadamente tóxica para el hígado y los riñones que incrementa la adicción del consumidor a los cigarrillos.

Massive rejection of the reform of the Forest Law

Demonstrators warned that the proposed changes respond to "economic interests over the preservation of the environment"

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From the PSol they demand a project of "Law of Forests" participatory

As part of the public hearing on the regulation of the Forests Law, held this Tuesday in the provincial legislature, the Solidarity Party of Cordoba issued a statement rejecting the draft of the Union for Cordoba (UPC) and demanding "the possibility of discussing A participatory Forest Law project, in open forums that ensure that all voices are heard".

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FUNDEPS presentó en Ginebra informe sobre género y comunicación ante el Comité de la CEDAW

Ayer 31 de octubre, la Fundación para el Desarrollo de Políticas Sustentables (FUNDEPS) presentó en Ginebra informe frente al Comité para la Eliminación de todas las formas de Discriminación contra la Mujer (CEDAW), con el objetivo de asistir al Comité en la evaluación del reporte presentado por el Estado argentino.

Los datos ofrecidos en el presente “reporte sombra” son el resultado de un monitoreo de las políticas públicas de comunicación y género vigentes en Argentina. Fue realizado empleando pedidos de acceso a la información, encuestas y entrevistas a integrantes de organizaciones e instituciones públicas, y a través de un monitoreo de medios de comunicación. Ésta investigación fue plasmada en la publicación titulada “Violencia de género y Políticas públicas de comunicación”.

Pedido a las IFI's para que aseguren una participación y rendición de cuentas genuina y efectiva en sus inversiones

A la vista de la rápida reducción de los espacios de participación de la sociedad civil y los crecientes ataques a defensores de los derechos humanos y del medio ambiente, FUNDEPS junto con otras organizaciones de la sociedad civil, firma una declaración sobre la responsabilidad de las instituciones financieras internacionales para asegurar la participación y rendición de cuentas significativas y eficaces dentro de sus inversiones, y para fomentar un entorno propicio para la libertad de expresión, reunión y asociación.

A continuación, parte de la declaración: