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CIVIL SOCIETY COMMITS TO PUSH BACK CORPORATE POWER AT 2017 ACSC/APF

November 22, 2017

The call “Southeast Asia is not for sale. We are not for sale!” echoed as hundreds marched to the historic People Power Monument along the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue in Manila, Philippines to conclude the 2017 ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN People’s Forum (ACSC/APF). The ACSC/APF is an annual gathering of Southeast Asian civil society organizations […]

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APRN Condemns Harassment of Cordillera Peoples Organizations by Military Elements

October 31, 2017

Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) condemns the harassment perpetrated by military elements against its member in the Philippines, Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera (CDPC), and ally Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA). According to a report posted by CPA on social media on October 28 (see here), staff of both organizations were held in consecutive […]

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On the Martial Law Declaration in Southern Philippines: APRN expresses solidarity with the people of Marawi, calls for just peace

May 31, 2017

Photo by EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA, from https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154676795906169&set=pcb.10154676803481169&type=3&theater   On March 23, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Martial Law on the whole southern island of Mindanao, Philippines, after an armed encounter in Marawi City between the Maute group, a radical organization that pledged allegiance to the Daesh in Iraq and Syria, and the Philippine army. The announcement […]

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Where does the money go? Funding militarism vs sustainable development in Asia Pacific

March 28, 2017

The theme of the upcoming 4th Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development is “Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing Asia Pacific.” The theme speaks of the need to successfully implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region. Solving the development needs in Asia Pacific will have significant global impacts as the region is home to almost 60% of the world’s population. The region is also home to the 60% of world’s hungry, and almost half of the world’s poorest. Average income levels in the region in real terms are on a downward trend as inequality within and between Asia Pacific countries continue to rise.

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Selection Results for ‘Breaking Ground, Taking Roots: the Istanbul Principles@7’

March 14, 2017

With a little over 16 days to go before the ‘Breaking Ground, Taking Roots: the Istanbul Principles@7’, we are pleased to inform you that we received an overwhelming response to the call for participation. Around 200 individuals representing non-government organizations, platforms, social movements and community-based organizations signified their interest to be part of the conference. […]

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CPDE invites you to Breaking Ground and Taking Roots: The Istanbul Principles @ 7!

February 16, 2017

In 2010, 200 CSOs from 82 countries adopted the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness as an affirmation of their commitment to improve and be fully accountable for their development practices. The gathering, which will be held on 30-31 March in Bangkok seeks to infuse new energy into that commitment as we continue to build on our victories in improving the effectiveness and quality of development work within the context of Agenda 2030. Seven years after, let’s come together to respond to the demand of realizing our full potentials as civil society actors.

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APRN Newsletter Third and Fourth Quarter 2016

January 23, 2017

APRN’s newsletter for the third and fourth quarters of 2016 is now available. This issue covers the 28th and 29th Summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Laos, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ministerial meeting in Cebu, the 16th RCEP Negotiation Round in Indonesia, APRN’s participation at the World Social Forum in Montreal, Canada (WSF 2016), the GPEDC 2nd High-Level Meeting (HLM2) in Nairobi, Kenya, the People Over Profit Unity Statement, and other network updates.

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CSO DE WG engages the World Social Forum in Montreal

January 19, 2017

Civil society groups and social movements from Indonesia and across Asia Pacific warned of intensified land grabs and unemployment as the 16th round of negotiations for the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) begins in Indonesia from Dec 7-9, 2016.

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From TPP to RCEP: People always at the losing end

December 13, 2016

Civil society groups and social movements from Indonesia and across Asia Pacific warned of intensified land grabs and unemployment as the 16th round of negotiations for the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) begins in Indonesia from Dec 7-9, 2016.

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