Asian Peoples' Movement on Debt and Development

A regional alliance of peoples’ movements, community organizations, coalitions, NGOs and networks



World Bank must stop funding fossil fuels - Asian movements

MANILA, Philippines, 11 October 2016 –The day before the annual meeting of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) took place in Washington DC, the Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) joined its members in the Philippines – the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ), the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), SANLAKAS and other groups - in holding a protest action last October 7 outside the W​orld B​ank office in Manila, demanding the Bank to end its fossil fuel investment.

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International Forum on Tax Justice

Last September 16, APMDD organized the International Forum on Tax Justice, in cooperation with the organizations in the AFTJA Coordinating Committee to discuss challenges and initiatives on various tax justice issues which include Women and Gender Justice in Tax Systems; Tax Justice and Extractive Industries; Tax Justice and International Agreements (DTAs and FTAs); Illicit Financial Flows and Tax Abuses of Multinational Corporations; and Trade Unions and Workers' Movements Initiatives on Tax Issues.

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APMDD Convenes TaFJA Coordinating Committee Meeting

APMDD convened the Tax and Fiscal Justice Asia (TaFJA) Coordinating Committee (CC) planning meeting last September 14 - 15 in Manila to share updates on tax-related work in the countries and region and discuss ways of strengthening the alliance and its work. At the close of the two-day meeting, organizations reaffirmed commitment to the alliance and the areas and issues for joint work.

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Tax and gender justice at the 13th AWID Forum: Staking our claim in a feminist future

Bringing tax justice and gender issues to the fore, APMDD joined 1,800 women from 130 countries last September 2016 in responding to the theme “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice”.  The international event was the 13th International Forum of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) held in Brazil, its flagship triennial program.

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Tax justice issues in Asia highlighted in 2016 World Social Forum

APMDD led the Tax and Fiscal Justice Asia’s (TAFJA)[1] participation in various events organized by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice and many other groups and movements as part of the 2016 World Social Forum (WSF) held in Montreal in August. 

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