The review and update of the World Bank safeguards currently underway is first and foremost an opportunity to modernise the Bank’s policies and strengthen them to meet international human rights and environmental standards. A comprehensive and effective update process also holds the much-needed potential to fill gaps and rectify systemic weaknesses in the World Bank’s safeguard framework, including shortcomings in safeguard implementation mechanisms.
FPP made detailed comments to the World Bank's IEG review of safeguards in 2010. Many of our comments made then remain fully valid for the current World Bank review and update process.
Joint NGO letter to World Bank President raising concerns about the Bank's Investment Lending Review (ILR) process and related initiatives including the Bank-IFC public private partnership (PPP) reform plans. The letter calls on the Bank to link the ILR Process to its wider safeguard update efforts to ensure consistency and prevent dilution of safeguard standards [September 2012].
While the newly appointed World Bank President takes office, at Rio+20 98 indigenous peoples’ organisations and 48 NGOs released an open letter to Jin Yong Kim to express frustration and concern with the ongoing review of the safeguard policies and the progressive dilution of and lack of implementation of commitments to respect indigenous peoples’ rights.
Enquanto o recém-nomeado Presidente do Banco Mundial assumia o cargo, na Rio +20 98 organizações de povos indígenas e 48 organizações não governamentais divulgavam uma carta aberta para Jin Yong Kim para expressar sua frustração e preocupação com a revisão atualmente em curso das políticas de salvaguarda e com a diluição progressiva e a falta de implementação dos compromissos para o respeito aos direitos dos povos indígenas.