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WTO ‘new issues’, for whose development?

December 18, 2015

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 […]

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APRN rejects militarist responses to the Beirut and Paris attacks

November 27, 2015

(Photo from https://qzprod.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/coverage.jpg?quality=80&strip=all&w=1600) Asia Pacific Research Network strongly condemns the recent spate of attacks against innocent civilians of Beirut and Paris, and offers its deep condolences to the family and friends of the victims of these violent attacks. On November 13 and 14, agents believed to be deployed by the Islamic State of Iraq and […]

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Uphold Indigenous People’s Rights, End the Militarization of their Communities!

September 5, 2015

Photo from arkibongbayan.org Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) joins hands with sisters and brothers demanding justice for the recent brutal attacks against Lumad schools and communities in Mindanao, Philippines. On September 1, 2015, Emerito “Tatay Emok” Samarca, Executive Director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV) was tortured and murdered in […]

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APRN Statement on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development

August 16, 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals: Will they transform the world for the better by 2030? Government leaders wrapped up the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations in August and came out with the outcome document titled Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development. This agenda, that will set the path towards the achievement of sustainable development for […]

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APRN Newsletter Second Quarter 2015

July 27, 2015

APRN Newsletter second Quarter 2015 (please click link to download) This issue features APRN’s engagement with the ASEAN and the Post-2015 Development Agenda. You will also find information on some of the network members’ campaigns. Enjoy reading and please share this to your friends. For feedback and/or inquiries, please write an email to secretariat@aprnet.org Sincerely, […]

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Abuse and Exploitation of Migrants Ignored in Exchange for TPPA

July 20, 2015

Tier 2 status will be granted to Malaysia despite the recent discovery of more than 20 migrant trafficking camps in its territories near the Thailand border where trafficked migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh are abused and kept in horrible conditions before being delivered to their work places.

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Addis Ababa FFD3 Conference Must Deliver Financing for Development Justice

July 15, 2015

This week, leaders from governments, development institutions, civil society representatives, and other stakeholders are meeting in Addis Ababa for the 3rd International Conference on Financing for Development (FFD3) to come up with an agreement for a sound global financing framework for the post-2015 agenda. This conference is being held in the midst of the global […]

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No more Mary Janes: Justice for all migrant workers!

May 1, 2015

APRN Statement on the latest developments on Mary Jane Veloso’s case 1 May 2015   ‘Collective action can indeed move mountains, serve justice for the marginalized.’ As we celebrate the International Workers’ Day, the Asia Pacific Research Network join CSOs and people’s movements around the world in rejoicing over the Indonesian government’s decision to delay […]

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CSOs dissect the ASEAN Economic Community at the ASEAN People’s Forum

April 30, 2015

  Regional organizations Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM), and Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) teamed up to organize the workshop Unpacking the ASEAN Economic Community: Exposing the Implications and Building Alternatives to the Neoliberal Economic Integration. The workshop was conducted on April 24 at the […]

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ASEAN Economic Integration: By Whom? For Whom? | APRN Infographic

April 20, 2015

The ASEAN Economic Community along with the other pillars of the ASEAN Community (Political Security and Socio- Cultural), is expected to be launched in December 2015. With its collective economic growth and resources, analysts say ASEAN will become the engine of growth in Asia, especially, the economic integration that investors and corporations are anticipating in […]

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