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Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 10 December 2021

The day that the indigenous struggle bore fruit in Guatemala

The IDB now has the historic opportunity to correct its mistakes and legitimize its actions, honor its institutional mandate to promote development, respect and recognize indigenous peoples.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 13 October 2021

Historic recommendation paves the way for development bank to exit harmful hydroelectric projects in indigenous territory

The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) of the Inter-American Development Bank Group established that IDB Invest failed to comply with several of its internal policies.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Large Dams | 11 August 2021

The IDB's opportunity to support the protection of the environment and human rights

Four projects financed by the IDB Group are or have been under scrutiny for the impacts of their implementation on indigenous and rural communities in three countries.read more

Fracking, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 22 March 2021

Human Rights Council addresses the water crisis and environmental defenders protection

We made our first participation ever in the HRC and joined the discussions on the right to a healthy environment and the protection of environmental human rights defenders.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Large Dams | 21 July 2020

Seeking justice for communities affected by the Hidroituango dam

The Cauca River is the second largest in Colombia. Many of the communities settled throughout its expansive watershed depend on the river for their...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 15 May 2020

Applauding the exclusion of Eletrobras from Norwegian oil fund

The Council on Ethics of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, recommended the exclusion due to the Brazilian company's involvement in the Belo Monte Dam, associated with human rights violations.read more

Freshwater Sources, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 6 March 2020

Take Action: For Water, Against Destructive Dams

For Maria and the other women of Ixquisis, the river is a special place. There, they meet and wash clothes, talk about their families, their to-do...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights, Large Dams | 11 November 2019

Inter-American Development Bank to investigate Ituango hydroelectric project

Amid the humanitarian crisis caused by the hydropower plant in Colombia, the IDB approved an investigation of whether the Bank’s environmental and social standards were met in financing the dam.read more

Large Dams | 4 September 2019

Inter-American Development Bank washes its hands of responsibility for dangerous Hidroituango dam and related human rights violations in Colombia

Fearing imminent collapse of the dam, communities in Antioquia, Colombia, have learned that the public lending arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will not be investigated.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Large Dams | 13 May 2019

The False Promises of Hydropower

How dams fail to deliver the Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals A Joint Statement by Civil Society Organizations on...read more

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