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Forest and adjustment policy reviews

The series of eight Regional Consultations on the World Bank’s forest policy have been completed.

26 October 2000

Rights

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Human rights abuses in Indonesia

In a letter to Bank President, James Wolfensohn, the Japanese Network for Indonesian Democracy, called for the Indonesian Consultative Group meeting, scheduled for 17-18th October in Japan, to be postponed until the human rights situation improved.

26 October 2000

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Pakistan cricket hero calls for IMF protests

In October, 50 supporters of Pakistani cricket hero-turned politician Imran Khan were arrested during a demonstration against the IMF.

26 October 2000

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Prague Declaration

Several NGOs from countries including the US, Thailand, the Czech Republic and South Africa released a “Prague Declaration” challenging the right of the IMF and World Bank and those who control them to dictate economic policy, and opposing the undemocratic and elitist character of the institutions and the meetings they hold.

26 October 2000

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realworldbank.org - feedback wanted

A new collaborative website produced by a team including the Bretton Woods Project - www.

26 October 2000

Rights

News

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

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Chad-Cameroon latest

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

11 August 2000

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News

Bank assessment policies discussed

The latest issue of News and Notices for World Bank Watchers discusses World Bank social and environmental assessments and calls for a new “dynamic assessment” procedure.

11 August 2000

Rights

News

New SAP alerts

US-based NGO Globalization Challenge Initiative has launched a “Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) Information Alert” service.

11 August 2000