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Over 200 NGOs, social investors call on IFC to protect interests of the poor in setting its "safeguard" standards

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2 December 2004

Groups Attack World Bank Standards

Author: Friends of the Earth

More than 200 civil society organisations and socially responsible investors called on the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank, to protect the interests of the poorest and the public when setting rules governing global private investment. The "Platform for Rights, Rules and Responsibilities" - which has been endorsed by more than one thousand groups in fifty three nations - was released as groups boycott the IFC's latest public consultation on its "safeguard policy review" in Paris...[refers to Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Citibank]

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1 November 2004

[PDF] Platform for ‘Rights, Rules and Responsibilities’ for IFC’s Safeguard Policy Review

Author: Platform for Rights, Rules and Responsibilities

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