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Rethinking China’s Urban Water Privatization

by Xinjiang Conservation Fund

This is the English summary of 60 pages full report "Rethinking China’s Urban Water Privatization" in Chinese written by Xinjiang Conservation Fund based in Beijing. Based on reviews of development of the urban water sector since 1949, data analysis and interpretation of 500 household surveys in (...)

, by HALWEIL Brian

Farming Fish for the Future

Worldwatch Report, 50 pages, E-book $12.95

From Asia to North America, people are eating more seafood, either because it’s the most affordable form of protein (as in many poorer nations) or because it’s the latest health food trend (as in many wealthy nations). But as the demand for fish rises, populations of both marine and freshwater (...)

, by Pambazuka

Africa and global finance: potential resistance?

by Patrick Bond

Far-reaching strategic debate is underway about how to respond to the global financial crisis, and indeed how the North’s problems can be tied into a broader critique of capitalism.
At minimum, the ongoing chaos offers new ideological space and material justifications for African finance (...)

A report back from the iSummit ’08 labs

iSummit in Sapporo, Japan from 29 July to 1 August, 2008

During the final plenary session of the iSummit ’08, participants from each lab did a report back on what was achieved in their meetings and workshops over the last three days, and what their plans are for the future. The iSummit reporters collaborated on a final article to share their feedback (...)

, by Partnership Africa Canada (PAC)

Diamonds and Human Security : Annual Review 2008

Just as peace is not simply the absence of war, an end to conflict diamonds does not necessarily mean that diamonds will create prosperity or that human security will prevail in the areas where they are mined. The campaign to halt conflict diamonds has largely succeeded, although the phenomenon (...)

Corporate Social Responsibility: Whose Voice Is Heard?

MVO Platform

“The voice from the South is not heard enough when it comes to defining corporate social responsibility.” That message came clearly across during the CSR World Wide Week in May 2008. Some 27 civil society representatives, mainly experts from NGOs and trade unions, from Eastern Europe, Africa, (...)

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Food Safety on the Butcher’s Block

by Christine Ahn

On April 11, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a report that found that of the national efforts to improve U.S. food safety, “none of the targets were reached in 2007.” According to the CDC, 76 million Americans — one in four — come down with food poisoning every year. Among the most (...)

, by Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)

Silenced to Deliver: Mobile Phone Manufacturing in China and the Philippines

MakeITfair, SOMO and SwedWatch, September 2008, 76 p. (pdf)

The mobile phone industry is often presented as a clean, unproblematic industry, but makeITfair’s report ’Silenced to Deliver’ shows that this is not the case. Young electronics workers handle chemicals without protective gear. They work inhumane overtime hours to cover basic needs and are (...)

Immigration policy in european union: still bringing up the walls for fortress Europe?

Petra Bendel, Migration Letters, Avril 2005

Immigration and asylum policies in the European Union have entered into a new period. The author sums up the most important achievements and failures of the EU’s efforts to creat a common European asylum and immigration system, and she evaluates the new Hague Programme of the European Council (...)

, by AllAfrica Global Media

South Africa: Mbeki Hands in Resignation

by John Allen

President Thabo Mbeki formally announced his early resignation in an address televised live in South Africa on Sunday night.
He said he had handed his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the South African Parliament, Baleka Mbete. It would become effective on a date to be determined by the (...)

, by ACB

African model law on safety in biotechnology

Draft Revised African Model Law-August 2007

Whereas, modern biotechnology has promise for the improvement of human wellbeing, its potential adverse effects on the environment, biological diversity and human health are causing a growing public concern; Whereas, it is the responsibility of the Government to ensure the safety of the people (...)

, by GenderIT

Unequal protection, cyber crime and the internet in India

In assessing cyber crime legislation, policy makers and gender and development advocates must carefully consider the implications for privacy and information security. On the one hand, ICT have created opportunities to combat inequality through movements and communities against issues that were (...)

, by Fédération Internationale des ligues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH)

Childbreaking Yards: Child Labour in the Ship Recycling Industry in Bangladesh

FIDH, YPSA, June 2008, 36 p.

The report is based on field research carried out in and around shipbreaking yards in Chittagong, as well as in Northern Bangladesh villages, where many child workers come from. With Childbreaking Yards, FIDH (International Federation for Human Rights ) and YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) (...)

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New Power Politics in Asia

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a regional mechanism, which was created in 2001 and consists of the following:
People’s Republic of China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. It was inspired by the need to solve the border disputes lingering between the (...)