TPP deal signed amid global protests
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), touted as the biggest trade deal in history, was signed last 4 February by the US and 11 other member states amid widespread protests across the globe denouncing the deal as a ‘threat to people’s rights’ while boosting corporate power.
Agenda 2030 Regional Priorities and Accountability: Asia Pacific at the Crossroads
Thirty-six member states and more than 70 representatives from international organizations and civil society gathered in Bangkok on April 3-5 for the 3rd annual Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD).
Justice for the Slain and Injured Kidapawan farmers, Resist the Growing Militarism in Asia Pacific!
The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) strongly condemns the recent brutal dispersal and the indiscriminate shootings of protesting farmers in Kidapawan, Cotabato, Philippines that left at least two (2) dead, hundreds injured and missing including women and children.
Asia Pacific peoples urge governments: Do not Sign the TPPA
Peoples movements and civil society organizations representing various groups and constituencies from all over Asia Pacific are calling on TPP-member governments to not sign the deal on February 4 in New Zealand. More than 100 regional and national organizations from the region have signed a letter explaining that the TPP was not created in the […]
WTO ‘new issues’, for whose development?
Photo by Asia Pacific Research Network After the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) fell short of the people’s demand for a binding climate deal that will set global warming below 1.5 degrees and compel developed countries to do their fair share, world leaders are gathering again this December in Nairobi, Kenya to negotiate another global […]