Rights

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World Bank to push for more adjustment lending

A draft World Bank report outlining experience with structural adjustment lending proposes that such lending should be increased.

6 February 2001

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New annual World Bank civil society forum

A new World Bank-Civil Society Forum will be held each year.

6 February 2001

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Seattle remembered at IMF protests

Activists and NGOs in Washington marked the first anniversary of the Seattle-WTO protests by holding a counter-reception outside the IMF’s headquarters during the formal opening of its new visitor center.

12 December 2000

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New “Net the debt” site

OneWorld has launched DebtChannel.org, a global portal site on international debt.

12 December 2000

Infrastructure

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World Commission report has far-reaching implications

On 16 November the World Commission on Dams (WCD) launched its final report.

12 December 2000

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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

Land

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Bank land reforms contested

A petition to the World Bank on market-based land reform has been prepared by Via Campesina (an international peasants movement) and FIAN (a human rights group).

12 December 2000

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Andhra protesters oppose LPG

In Hyderabad, India 20 political leaders and demonstrators were arrested for defying police orders prohibiting demonstrations during Bank President James Wolfensohn’s arrival in November.

12 December 2000

Infrastructure

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Bank president faces Narmada activists

In October the Indian Supreme Court ruled that construction could restart on the Sardar Sarovar dam.

12 December 2000

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Labour representatives meet World Bank

In late October 60 labour organization representatives met World Bank and IMF staff to discuss trade union issues.

12 December 2000