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More Than 300 Civil Society Organizations From 73 Countries Urge Real Reform at United Nations Discussions on Corporate Investor Rights
Vienna – More than 300 civil society groups and trade unions – including global organizations such as CIDSE, Public Services International, Friends of the Earth International, and ActionAid – urged governments participating in United Nations meetings in Vienna this week to completely overhaul the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system contained within many international trade and investment agreements.
Pope Francis is currently visiting Myanmar, bringing words of respect and inter-religious peaceful dialogue in a country that has become the subject of international scrutiny for its human rights situation. Several tensions indeed exist in Myanmar, especially related to the plight of the Muslim community in Rakhine state, who self-identify as Rohingya.
The EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) could have serious consequences for the country’s already grave human rights situation, warn organisations and networks in the EU, Myanmar and ASEAN (1). The IPA’s risks have been seriously underestimated and its benefits overstated, with dangerous implications for Myanmar’s peace efforts, human rights, and democratic development, according to the report Myths and risks of the EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement (2).
The potential of a UN Treaty on transnational corporations and other businesses - CIDSE Recommendations. April 2017
Model clauses for a UN Treaty on transnational corporations, other businesses and human rights. Study commissioned by CIDSE to Prof. Dr. Markus Krajewski, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. March 2017
Aldo Caliari of Center of Concern, CIDSE's US member and Director of the Rethinking Bretton Woods Project, reports on the outcomes of the UNCTAD 14 conference (Nairobi/Kenya, 17-22 July 2016).
In the run up to the conference, CIDSE was one of the 331 worldwide civil society organisations signatories of a letter to UNCTAD member states calling for the reaffirming and strengthening of UNCTAD’s development mandate. (see link at the bottom of this message).