Indigenous peoples

Environment

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IFC reviews social and environmental policies

The policies that govern the International Finance Corporation’s approach to core social and environmental issues are currently under review.

25 March 2002

Environment

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Tanzanian authorities attempt to silence activists on Bulyanhulu case

Tanzanian authorities have arrested Rugemeleza Nshala, President of the Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT), and raided the house of another LEAT lawyer, Tundu Lissu in connection with their investigations into abuses and irregularities at the World Bank-backed Bulyanhulu gold mine.

17 January 2002

Environment

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Extractive Industries Review gets harsh reception

NGOs say the World Bank’s Extractive Industries Review (EIR), launched at a workshop in Brussels at the end of October, has severe shortcomings.

17 January 2002

Environment

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New briefings on Bank policy revisions

Forest Peoples’ Programme has produced three new briefings on World Bank policy reformulation processes.

18 June 2001

Rights

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Indigenous leaders angry at World Bank, IMF

World Bank and IMF policies harm indigenous communities around the world and are a new form of colonisation, said delegates to the First Millennium Conference of Indigenous Peoples, held in Panama in May.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

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Ecuador adjustment protesters strike deal

In late January and early February Ecuadorean indigenous groups led further protests against government and IMF economic policies.

5 April 2001

Rights

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Indigenous policy dilution threat

The World Bank’s revised Indigenous Peoples Policy will be released in draft early in 2001 for further consultations.

12 December 2000

Rights

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China project shakes Bank

The campaign by pro-Tibetan and other groups to press the World Bank to drop the China Western Poverty Project caused a major political battle at the institution during June.

11 August 2000

Rights

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Brazilian Indians threatened by World Bank loan failure

A July Urgent Action bulletin from Survival International urges the World Bank and Government of Brazil to act to uphold conditions attached to an 18 year old World Bank loan.

11 August 2000

Rights

News

Chad-Cameroon latest

The World Bank Board approved the Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project in early June.

11 August 2000