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Land Policy encroachment by UNDP and World Bank

Author: Justin Ondopa

UNDP and World Bank must stay away from land policies in Papua New Guinea.

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World Bank Urges Caution in Seabed Mining in the Pacific

Source: 4-Traders, Fiji

A new World Bank report recommends that Pacific Island countries supporting or considering deep sea mining activities proceed with a high degree of caution to avoid irreversible damage to the ecosystem, and ensure that appropriate social and environmental safeguards are in place as part of strong governance arrangements for this emerging industry.

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Civil Society denounces World Bank's conference on land & poverty

They may think that they have the perfect solutions to con us and take/use our customarily owned land but we will not remain fools. Whose interest is the World Bank serving ? becuase we now know from past experiences that they defiantly don't have our (grassroot people) interest at hand. We dont want your money making ventures and your banks so you can keep your suits and your policies and we'll keep and manage our land!

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World Bank admits increasing violence is consequence of rapid economic growth

Picture: The Australian 

Good to see the World Bank admit increasing levels of violence are a consequence of rapid economic growth (which they have promoted incidently!). This is yet another indication that our current model of develpment has serious negative consequences for most of us while it is only our elite and foreigners who see the benefits...

Source: Islands Business

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World Bank rankings fail the needs of the Pacific - Pacific NGO

Picture: PANG Coordinator Maureen Penjueli

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Who is directing Papua New Guinea destiny?

Are we going to define our own development pathway of just be in the "YES BOSS" mentality? Look at how World Bank and the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) have done to our beloved country and the once unique traditional and workable systems we had. Influenced and Framed to think and behave like them!! In fact we cannot. Lets us look back at how our ancestors lived!!!!

Source: Dan Jorgense

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Special grants to help women

Source: The National

TWO groups of women from the Ramu Nickel project areas are the first in Madang to benefit from the small grants programmes for mine affected communities.

These women from Kurumbukari and Maigari will get two new trucks to assist with their agri-business activities.

Other two from the coastal pipeline and Basamuk will receive a truck and piggery project based on their applications.

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Joint Statement on World Bank Faliure to Protect Land Rights and Prevent Impoverishment in Draft Safeguards

"... joint statement on the failure of the World Bank's draft safeguards to protect land rights and prevent impoverishment was just sent to the Committee on Development Effectiveness and other Executive Directors, with 111 signatories from around the world.  We will be sending out a media statement shortly - please help to spread it widely to journalists and social media..."

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Academic calls for Pacific leaders to ease on development


Picture source: Radio Australia online

Dr. Lati Lati, a Samoan academic lecturer in politics at the University of Otago, says there is a concerted effort in the Pacific to free up land for investment.

He elaborates that those efforts are encouraged by organizations like the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.

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