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MP briefing on the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights

October 2020

Briefing Paper of the UK Working Group on the Binding UN Treaty on TNCs, October 2020 

Ahead of the start of the 6th session of UN negotiations on the Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights on Monday 26 October, this briefing paper calls on MPs to support the process to ensure primacy of rights over corporate profits.

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Under the radar: Private sector debt and coronavirus in developing countries

October 2020

The G20 must step in and compel private creditors to cancel the debts of developing countries to avoid the loss of many more lives.

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Think Global, October 2020

October 2020

Welcome to the October issue of Think Global, our newsletter for Global Justice Now local activists.

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Stop the US trade deal A5 leaflet

September 2020

This two-sided A5 leaflet makes the basic case against the US trade deal without assuming too much prior knowledge, focusing on the threat to public services, the attack on our standards and the way the deal could block climate action.

We have plenty of pre-printed copies of this, so email activism@globaljustice.org.uk to order them in multiples of 50.

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Drop Debt, Save Lives Supporter Toolkit

August 2020

Covid-19 and the debt crisis in developing countries

As the world continues to battle coronavirus, the pandemic is wreaking havoc on the economies of lower-income countries and could push 500 million more people into poverty. Governments desperately need money to

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What's at risk in Scotland from a US-UK trade deal?

July 2020

This wee 12-page booklet shows the different ways that a trade deal with the US could affect Scotland.

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Passing the buck on debt relief

July 2020

How the failure of the private sector to cancel debts is fueling a crisis across the developing world. Produced in partnership with Oxfam, Christian Aid, Jubilee Debt Campaign and Citizens for Financial Justice.

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The future of aid after DfID: Shocking development projects supported by the UK

July 2020

With the government having recently announced plans to abolish the Department for International Development (DfID) and give control of UK aid policy to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), many are wondering how the change is likely to affect the type of projects that receive development funds in the future.

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Stop the US trade deal window poster

June 2020

Display your opposition to the US trade deal with this A4 poster, for use in windows at home or elsewhere.

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The Case for Climate Justice: illustrated booklet

June 2020

Climate breakdown isn’t just an ecological crisis, serious though that is. It’s a crisis which exacerbates much of the inequality and injustice of the economic system it’s rooted in. But like climate change, economic systems are man-made. 

This booklet argues that by building a climate justice movement that challenges the powerful, we can make a world where the needs of people and the planet matter more than corporate profits.

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Decarbonising aid: why the UK must end its overseas fossil fuel financing before COP26

June 2020

Under the terms of the Paris Agreement, signed April 2016, the UK government committed to making global financial flows "consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development". Despite this, the UK continues to provide high amounts of finance for fossil fuel infrastructure overseas using the international development budget and UK Export Finance (UKEF) credits to UK businesses and exporters. 

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Letter to government to support Covid-19 vaccines pool

May 2020

Letter signed by Global Justice Now, Just Treatment, Oxfam, STOPAIDS and Nurses United to call on the government to support a global plan for affordable and accessible Covid-19 vaccines around the world. 

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Exiting the permanent crisis in the global south

April 2020

The case for a global financial reset in the wake of Covid-19 

Even in the wealthiest countries on earth, years of austerity combined with ‘market knows best’ ideology has hollowed out our ability to deal with coronavirus. But for many countries in the global south, the weakness of the public sector was not a democratic choice but was imposed by rich countries and international institutions like the IMF...

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A Covid-19 vaccine should be affordable for all

March 2020

As coronavirus rips through the world, the race is on to find a vaccine for Covid-19. There are already reports of promising candidates as well the start of human trials. And this progress is largely thanks to public investment in biomedical research and development (R&D). But there is a real danger that, without effective safeguards, big pharmaceutical firms could profiteer from price gouging which would prevent widespread access to coronavirus treatments and threaten the world’s ability to stop the spread of this pandemic.

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US-UK trade deal: Threats to the NHS and drug pricing

March 2020

In its negotiating objectives for a US-UK trade deal, the UK government has said: “…the National Health Service (NHS) will not be on the table. The price the NHS pays for drugs will not be on the table. The services the NHS provides will not be on the table. The NHS is not, and never will be, for sale to the private sector”. On the surface, it may appear that the NHS and drug prices are no longer under threat from a US-UK trade deal.

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Doing more harm than good: Why CDC must reform for people and planet

February 2020

This report details the failures of the government’s development bank, CDC, to invest in a just and responsible way. Despite a series of reforms and promises to change, CDC continues to invest heavily in unaccountable private equity funds around the world, giving money to projects with dubious development impact to make a high rate of return.

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Think Global February 2020

February 2020

Act locally with Global Justice Now. For other issues, check out our Think Global page

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Pharma Trade Secrets: The truth about a trade deal with Trump

November 2019

The prices that our NHS will pay as a result of a US trade deal is under threat. Our chronically underfunded NHS is already struggling to afford spiraling medicine prices. Pharmaceutical companies are charging such high prices that the NHS is increasingly having to reject or ration new, effective medicines because they are unaffordable. And yet, the US pharmaceutical industry is lobbying hard to ensure a US-UK trade deal strengthens the rules that keep prices high as well as to attack the regulations that control prices.

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Register to vote 2019 poster set

November 2019

With issues on the line from trade deals to the NHS to the climate crisis, it's vital that people get out and vote. But many people either forget to register, or don't know that they can. This set of three printable posters offers important information on who can register and how, including migrants without British citizenship and people with no fixed address. Let's get everyone to the polls!

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Briefing: Making CDC work for people and planet

November 2019

This briefing highlights some of the major problems with the CDC and the projects it funds. We believe that these problems are not aberrations but are a product of the type of organisation CDC is. CDC needs a new, legally-binding mandate which commits it to reducing poverty, closing global inequalities, doing no harm to the climate and facilitating a just, green transition to renewable energy as its driving objectives, for which its board can be held legally accountable. We propose that CDC should be transformed into an international Green Investment Bank, with the ability to lend to local and national governments in developing countries, and with other donors who share this reformed vision being invited to contribute to its finance and governance.

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