Shareholders denounce Vale’s irresponsible social, environmental and management policies at Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 14:45

“We are committed to building prosperity both with respect to people and to the environment.” According to the posting on the company web site, this is one of the principle missions of Vale S.A., a Brazilian transnational corporation and one of the biggest mining companies in the world. This is not, however, the way this company has been behaving in practice, according to the people who live in the territories impacted by Vale’s operations. Nor is it borne out in the evaluations of a parcel of actual Vale investors.

Les sociétés offshore, la face cachée du pillage des ressources naturelles en RDCongo

Friday, 20 May 2016 12:03

Les « Kinshasa papers », les mains sales de l’élite des minerais. Ce jeudi 19 mai 2016, « le Soir » a publié la suite de l’enquête journalistique internationale « Panama papers », avec cette fois-ci, un focus sur les montages offshore effectués à partir de la République Démocratique du Congo. Ces « Kinshasa papers » nous montrent clairement le lien entre l’évasion fiscale et le pillage des ressources en cours dans ce pays d’Afrique Centrale. La Commission Justice et Paix aura l’occasion d’approfondir cette question ce vendredi 20 mai avec Alain Lallemand, invité de la Conférence – Expo « Nouvelles technologies, à quel prix pour le sud ? » à Liège.

Upcoming legal seminar on UN Treaty

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 07:37

As members of the Treaty Alliance, CIDSE, Friends of the Earth Europe, SOMO and Bread for the World, are co-organising a legal seminar (Brussels, May 30-31, 2016)

Rubble and dust: 
How EU keeps failing Palestinians

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 08:11

All over the occupied West Bank, one can practically taste the dust in the air: since January 2016 some 300 Palestinians homes and structures have been bulldozed by Israeli authorities. Hundreds have lost their homes to such demolitions, more than half of them children.

UN financing forum: A bitter awakening after 2015’s party of multilateralism

Thursday, 28 April 2016 13:34

Aldo Caliari of Center of Concern, CIDSE's US member, reports on the outcomes of the first ECOSOC Financing for Development Forum, centerpiece of the reinvigorated follow up created by the Third Financing for Development Conference held last year.