Ex-Australian senator joins Filipinos in calling for vigilance days before Marcos inauguration

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Research network commits to step up its rights advocacies, calls for further vigilance amid new Marcos regime On the eve of Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s inauguration, Asia Pacific Research Network calls for more vigilance while stepping up its commitment to people’s rights in the Philippines. “We are already alarmed with the human rights crisis in the […]

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Groups from Asia Pacific stand for peace, vow to oppose impending war

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US’ intensified pivot a threat to the people of Asia Pacific, hastens the possibility of outright war says peace advocates Peace advocates from Japan, Australia, India, South Korea, and the Philippines gather to manifest their unity to oppose all kinds of imperialist aggression in the region. In a global press conference held in Manila, groups […]

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Communique of APRN Network Biennial Research Conference 2022

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The Biennial Research Conference of the Asia-Pacific Research Network (APRN) was held from 04 to 07 April 2022. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the activity was hybrid, with most of the participants in Phuket, Thailand, and others participating online through video conferencing platform Zoom. The activity was attended by 36 participants in Phuket and […]

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Redefine development, fight for system change!

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Statement of the APRN Biennial Research Conference 2022 We, the Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN), along with people’s movements and CSOs of the region are taking on the challenges and multiple crises that the world face. We are determined to advance genuine development with an emphasis on the most marginalized and the sustainability of the […]

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Empty plates and empty promises

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APRN Statement on the Day of the Landless 2022 When you think of the word ‘farmer,’ your mind happens upon thoughts of hunger and hardship. This connotation draws from the reality of widespread underdevelopment in rural and agricultural communities across Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America. Even when governments and corporations publicly hold farmers in […]

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What’s not being said about the Ukraine Conflict

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War, no matter how geographically distant, persistently affects you and your community. Case in point is how Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is rocking the global economy. Prices of oil, wheat, and other basic commodities skyrocket as a result of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and sanctions imposed by the West. That being said, economies and peoples around […]

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Call for participants: 2022 Advocacy and Engagement Training

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We are proud to present 2022 Advocacy and Engagement Training. APRN aims to further capacitate CSOs and People’s Organisations across the region. We want our work to adapt to the current and post-pandemic era. A series of skills training will run from February-September 2022 and they are as follows: Digital Campaigns and Communications (media work and […]

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EU resolution a win for victims, Filipinos seeking justice says APRN

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Research network echoes EU’s call for int’l election monitoring amid escalating violence and vitriol The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) lauded the comprehensive resolution by the European Union (EU) Parliament on the recent human rights developments in the Philippines. The EU’s legislative body voted 627 out of its 684 members to pass the resolution last […]

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Genuine human rights and just peace

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On the 10th of December 1948, the United Nations’ General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which we now commemorate as International Human Rights day. Human rights refer to the universal, intrinsic, and inalienable rights granted to all individuals regardless of nationality, sex, ethnicity, race, or social status.[1] Yet, history has witnessed […]

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The real state of the nation

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On July 26, Philippine President Duterte held his final State of the Nation Address (SONA). This annual event features a nationwide public broadcast of the President discussing the challenges, priorities, and aspirations of the national government for the following year. On paper, the SONA serves to inform the public of the country’s progress. However, in […]

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New members of APRN Board of Trustees

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Asia Pacific Research Network Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the newly elected Board of Trustees (BoT) namely: R. Rev. Fr. Ressureccion RB Reyes – ChairpersonDr. Rowell Madula – Vice ChairpersonAtty. Sandra Jill Santos – Corporate SecretaryJazminda Lumang-Buncan – TreasurerRosario Bella Guzman – Member The Board of Trustees is the Philippines-based board of […]

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A call to struggle beyond the SDGs and the Agenda 2030: Social change is key in achieving genuine development

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According to the most recent UNESCAP report on the achievement of the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific region, the region is said to be so far off the track to achieve any of the 17 SDGs by 2030. Based on its past data and on its current trajectory, the region was not even close to achieving […]

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[DAY 3] Research conference highlights

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To open the third day of the APRN Research Conference 2021, Peter Murphy from WORKINS elaborated today’s theme on National Industrialization and Monetary and Fiscal Policy. Murphy highlighted the concept of economic sovereignty on the perspective of the assertion of democratic power against the dominant global corporate power. He discussed that these entities prohibited peoples […]

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[DAY 2] Research conference highlights

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Over one hundred representatives from CSOs, and POs as well as development workers and experts on trade in Asia Pacific are set to gather at an online research conference on free trade agreements from 25 January 2021 to 29 January 2021. This comes at the heels of the changing landscape of foreign trade and investment […]

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[DAY 1] Research conference highlights

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Over one hundred representatives from CSOs, and POs as well as development workers and experts on trade in Asia Pacific are set to gather at an online research conference on free trade agreements from 25 January 2021 to 29 January 2021. This comes at the heels of the changing landscape of foreign trade and investment […]

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