Indigenous peoples

Social services

News

World Bank loan at human rights tribunal

Argentine NGO CEDHA has filed a complaint to the IFC's Compliance Advisor Ombudsman on a pulp and paper mill project in Uruguay.

21 November 2005

Environment

News

UK parliament hearings on World Bank, IMF

The UK all-party committee on international development held its evidence session on the annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF in October, with evidence heard from the Bretton Woods Project and the Rainforest Foundation, secretary of state for international development Hilary Benn, and representatives of the Treasury.

21 November 2005

Rights

Background

Indigenous policy undermines rights

Summary of the recent paper by UK-based NGO Forest Peoples Programme regarding Indigenous peoples and the World Bank: experiences with participation

12 September 2005 | Resource

Environment

Background

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOS

Highlights of meeting between Tom Scholar and UK NGOS

28 June 2005 | Minutes

Environment

News

World Bank breaks promises on forests

The Bank has failed to comply with its own operational policy on forests. An inspectional panel request was authorised by the Bank regarding a forest project in Cambodia. NGOs are disappointed at the Bank's draft principles for a code of conduct for mangrove management

13 June 2005

Infrastructure

Background

IFC consultation with civil society on the safeguard review

Highlights of the IFC consultation with civil society on its revision of the WBG environmental and social safeguards

22 April 2005 | Minutes

Environment

News

IFC safeguard review integrity in question

Summary of concerns on process and substance of the IFC's on-going review of its safeguard policies

10 April 2005

Rights

News

Board approves Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR

Bank approves support for Nam Theun 2 dam in Lao PDR despite controversy and strength of international opposition

1 April 2005

Rights

News

Draft indigenous peoples policy riddled with loopholes

The previous draft policy on indigenous peoples failed to meet expectations of indigenous peoples and NGOs involved in the process. It was scrapped in 2002. The current revised draft has improved in terms of integrating some previous recommendations made by indigenous peoples but it remains riddled with legal loopholes and ambiguous definitions

2 February 2005

Rights

News

IFC-backed mine violates Guatemalan law

One person was killed and ten were injured when the Guatemalan police and military took action to disperse protesters blocking a convoy of mining equipment destined for an IFC-funded gold mine.

2 February 2005