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First legally binding instrument on human rights and the environment adopted in Latin America...

UN After four years of intense negotiations, 24 Latin American countries adopted last March a legally binding instrument to implement Principle 10 of the Rio...

Stakeholder engagement for the 2030 Agenda: How transformative, inclusive and accountable is the...

High Level Political Forum 2018 Side Event 16 July 2018, 18.30: Conference Room 4, UN Building (the first four bullet points are from the introduction by...

The G20 agenda on infrastructure financing- Key concerns and actionable recommendations

Civil 20 Argentina 2018 Infrastructure is key for achieving sustainable development and for improving conditions for people living in developing countries. When it comes to supporting economic...

World Bank releases report on Tax evasion policies in Africa and Latin America

World Bank has released a research paper called 'Tax Evasion in Africa and Latin America: the role of distortionary infrastructures and policies' which is...

How conservation became colonialism

Indigenous people, not environmentalists, are the key to protecting the world’s most precious ecosystems. Foreing Policy In February, a group of Cofán men dressed in dark...

Americas: Treaty to protect environmental human rights defenders is a vital step forward

Amnesty International The signing of the first legally binding agreement to protect access rights in environmental matters in 24 Latin American and Caribbean countries...

Questions about the role of International Financial Institutions in the implementation of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)

The International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and other entities grouped around economic growth and the Objectives...

Chinese Investments in Colombia

Colombia's trade policy has for many years favored attracting foreign investment. This responds to a...

Brazil, BNDES and investment projects with implications in the Amazon region

In recent years, some countries with emerging economies have become important international project funders; a...

Guidelines for discussion. Implementation of an Information Access Policy for the Brazilian Development Bank BNDES

The document we present is the result of a joint work among different regional organizations...

Executive Summary – Higs and Lows of safeguards

Environmental and social safeguards are changing for public and private investment in Latin America. At...

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