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).
CIDSE, the international family of Catholic social justice agencies, welcomes the address of Pope Francis in Colombia who focused his intervention on the peace process underway in the country.
CIDSE calls on the Bolivian government to withdraw its accusations
At its mid-year meeting in Innsbruck, Austria, CIDSE’s Board of Directors appointed Josianne Gauthier as new Secretary General of CIDSE and voted to add Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns as an associate member of the organisation.
More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe, including CIDSE, have released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe.