Plastic Pollution: Delayed Action or No Action Will Have Disastrous Consequences

By Simone Galimberti* KATHMANDU, Nepal | 20 April 2024 (IDN) — Plastic Pollution Coalition, based in Washington, DC, is one of the strongest third-sector organizations engaged in the Global Plastic Treaty negotiations. The Coalition has been busy preparing for the upcoming fourth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) negotiating the draft treaty. The sessions will be […]

The Pitfalls of Investor-State Dispute Settlements Designed to Favour Corporations

By Pedro Labayen Herrera and Guillaume Long* PARIS | 19 April 2024 (IDN) — On February 9, less than 100 days into his transitional one-and-a-half-year term, Ecuadorian president Daniel Noboa announced an 11-question referendum to take place on April 21. Amid a historic security crisis that has made Ecuador one of the deadliest countries in […]

Landmark Indigenous Rights Declaration Has Yet to be Transformed into Reality

By J Nastranis NEW YORK | 18 April 2024 (IDN) — The designation “Indigenous Peoples” is in itself a challenge, said Bolivian Vice-President David Choquehuanca addressing the UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters, convened to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The outcome document of the historic meeting, in […]

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