Ressources

Nepali Communities Seek Justice for Violations in World Bank Project

Kathmandu, Nepal, July 14, 2015 – Last week an independent investigation revealed serious abuses in a World Bank-funded transmission line project in central Nepal. The Khimti-Dhalkebar transmission line runs through indigenous and rural communities, who have been raising concerns about the project for over five years. Though the findings validate community concerns, the World Bank has not committed to correcting the damage caused by its failures in this project.

Latin American and Caribbean Civil Society Perspectives on the Draft of the World Bank’s New Environmental and Social Policy and Environmental and Social Standards

Lima, Peru, February 4, 2015 - We, the undersigned civil society organizations and social movements of Latin America and the Caribbean, wish to express our profound concern and dissatisfaction with the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Safeguard review process, as well as with the current draft of the new Environmental and Social Policy and Environmental and Social Standards published by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (which is a part of the World Bank Group).  Likewise, we wish to highlight the lack of receptivity we have witnessed on the part of the Bank to the comments and suggestions we have submitted on previous occasions with regard to this issue.

Posicionamiento de la sociedad civil de América Latina y el Caribe sobre el borrador de la nueva Política Ambiental y Social y los Estándares Ambientales y Sociales del Banco Mundial

Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil y los movimientos sociales de América Latina y el Caribe abajo firmantes deseamos manifestar nuestra gran preocupación y descontento respecto al proceso de revisión de las Políticas de Salvaguardas Ambientales y Sociales del Banco Mundial, así como con el actual borrador de la nueva Política Ambiental y Social y con los Estándares Ambientales y Sociales, que el Banco Internacional de Reconstrucción y Fomento, BIRF (que hace parte del Grupo del Banco Mundial) ha publicado.