Statement - Declaration

Memorandum on the Merowe Dam Project

Monday, January 29, 2007
Submitted to His Excellency Zhang Dong, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Sudan, at the Occasion of the Visit of President Hu Jintao to Sudan The Leadership Office of the Hamadab Affected People (LOHAP), International Rivers and The Corner House welcome the positive potential for economic and social development which China’s growing role as a trading partner and investor has for Africa. Yet development requires more than economic growth. The interests of local communities and the environment must be safeguarded in the growing trade and financial relations between China an

Statement of Fortaleza

Friday, December 9, 2005
Read the Latin American Declaration for a New Water Culture. 

The Chixoy Declaration

Friday, October 21, 2005
The Latin American Network against Dams and for Rivers, their Communities, and Water Colonia El Naranjo, Cubulco, Baja Verapaz, Guatemala From the lands of Chixoy, the river whose waters carry the blood of 444 Guatemalan farmers - indigenous people, women, youth, children, and elders who resisted the construction of the dam and for this reason were massacred in 1982 by the repressive Guatemalan military. 418 representatives of Indigenous and Black populations, women, farmers, and representatives of social organizations, environmental groups, religious institutions, human rights groups, organiz

Dam Construction and the Rights of Original Inhabitants to Participation

Abstract As a villager living along the Jinsha River, I totally believe that the area of First bend of Yangtze River and Tiger Leaping Gorge is a real “Shangri-La”. The area covers the grandest scenery of the Three Parallel Rivers and owns abundant and unique natural resources, in addition, a great quantity of cultural relics and heritages can be found in this area. Many ethnic groups such as Naxi, Bai, Tibetan, Yi, Lisu live in the area, and create brilliant ethnic culture. From the viewpoint of economic development, the Jinsha River valley is the most fertile land in Lijiang municipa

Whose Mekong Is It?

Sunday, November 3, 2002
Communities tell GMS leaders: Enough broken promises! Listen to the people, not the ADB! Statement from the NGO pre-summit forum on GMS and ADB Phnom Penh, Nov 3, 2002 NGOs and affected people from around the Mekong region are demanding that GMS (Greater Mekong Subregion) Summit leaders listen to the people rather than the Asian Development Bank. Ten years into the ADB's GMS program, the more than 65 million people whose way of life is being radically changed are still shut out of the process. Despite all the claims, the GMS program has brought little benefit to local peopl

People's Challenge to the Asian Development Bank

Wednesday, May 9, 2001
A declaration and set of demands from indigenous peoples' and NGO representatives, presented to ADB President Tadao Chino at the Asian Development Bank's 34th Annual Meeting in May 2001 in Honolulu, Hawaii.


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