Together with other civil society organisations, CIDSE member organisation MISEREOR greeted the European Parliament decision on the Commission proposal on transparency for large corporations in the oil, gas, mining and forestry sectors. The new rules will force them to reveal their payments, such as taxes and concessions, not only by which government receives the money, but also by project. (Press release in German below)
Campaigners celebrated as the European Parliament and European Council met key demands of the coalition on corporate transparency, Publish What You Pay. CIDSE has demanded changes to the Accounting and Transparency directives which will require oil, gas, mining and forestry companies listed on European stock exchanges to publish what they pay governments. This country-by-country-reporting will improve the possibility of local campaigners to learn what their governments are paid by European and transnational companies.
Bernard Pinaud, Délégué Général du CCFD Terre Solidaire, a participé à tous les Forum sociaux mondiaux, depuis leur création. Le CCFD-Terre Solidaire est très impliqué dans le processus et envoie, à chaque édition, une délégation composée de bénévoles, salariés, et de partenaires venus de toutes les régions du monde.
In 2010, the act of desperation of the young Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi sparked off a revolution that marked a new era for social movements in the region and across the world. Three years later Tunisia will mark another important milestone for social movements as the Arab World hosts the World Social Forum for the first time in Tunis in March 2013.
That was it! The last of our CIDSE-events at the World Social Forum in Tunis, 2013, is over! Thank you to everyone who attended throughout these three days, and especially for those who joined our Open Forum on the Tax Justice Agenda today, which we co-organised with Tax Justice Network – Africa and a bunch of other organisations.
What a busy day! Today we have finally started to learn the layout of the WSF area, the campus of the El Manar University, apparently the best in the country! The area is huge, about one kilometre across. We spend lots of time hiking from one location to the next, and are grateful for the light cloud cover...
Brussels: 1 degree C.
Tunis: 21 degrees and rising.
After an amazing opening march of the World Social Forum yesterday, meetings with friends and allies from across the globe, and settling in at the Campus El-Manar in Tunisia, the CIDSE delegation today held our first workshop under the title Which investment for the right to food?
On the 21st of March 2013, the alliance of civil society organisations including ALOP, CIDSE, CIFCA, COUNTER BALANCE, EURODAD, GRUPO SUR, and OIDHACO, organised an event at the European Parliament called “Aid to the private sector: promoting responsible investments? Latin American as a testing ground”.
Written by CIDSE - Written on Monday, 04 March 2013
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Written by CIDSE - Written on Thursday, 17 January 2013