A Call to struggle beyond the SDGs and the Agenda 2030: Social Change is key in achieving genuine development

According to the most recent UNESCAP report on the achievement of the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific region, the region is said to be so...

Defend people’s rights! Stand vs. drift toward authoritarianism in Asia Pacific

The global pandemic has caused a meltdown of the world’s economies. Millions of businesses, most of them small and medium enterprises (SMEs), were forced...

Trade & Investment Policies During a Pandemic: What does it mean for the Asia Pacific?

The world has been experiencing the far-reaching impacts of decade-long neoliberal globalization. The liberalization of trade and investments allowed the proliferation and foreign corporate...

APRCEM Peoples’ Forum: Solidarity and system change are the only antidotes to Covid-19

Entering the year, the world is faced with many challenges: from the global pandemic of COVID-19; the impending economic recession; and the worsening human...

Global Day of Action vs RCEP

The negotiation for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is nearing 9th year since its formation. It is the longest negotiated and largest...

APF/ACSC 2020 Opening Statement

Stepping into the new decade, the world is confronted with a multitude of crises. COVID-19 has continuously exposed and exacerbated existing societal ills across...