Asian movements together with an international group of networks, movements, campaigns and NGOs will be convening an International Peoples Forum vs the IMF and the World Bank on September 15 to 17 in Batam, Indonesia. The Forum will be a convergence of activities and actions that articulate critiques, express protest and assert alternatives to the roles, policies and operations of these institutions.
The only African film to show at the 2006 Cannes film festival, Bamako, focuses on the injustices Africa has faced at the hands of the World Bank, the IMF, and other Western-dominated institutions.
Global call for action issued against the IFIs.
Desde 2003 ha habido dos intentos de empezar un dialogo entre el Banco Mundial y la sociedad civil sobre asuntos relacionados con el agua. Sin embargo, ambos intentos no llegaron muy lejos.
Since 2003, there have been two attempts at starting a World Bank-civil society dialogue on water supply issues. Both of these simpered to a halt.
En diciembre de 2005 se lleg
US water multinational Bechtel Corporation dropped its $50 million legal case in January against the people of Cochabamba for ending its contract to provide water to the citizens of Bolivia's third-largest city.
In December an agreement was reached between management and the union at the IFC-sponsored Grupo M textile factory in the Ouanaminthe free trade zone.
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