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Alternative Summit Opens with Call for Climate Justice
by CorpWatch
November 19th, 2000
THE HAGUE -- In sharp contrast to the formal climate negotiations, representatives of communities affected by the fossil fuel industry, countries threatened by global warming's rising tides and grassroots groups working for international environmental justice opened the First Climate Justice Summit today.

Globalization Debate Comes to NY, Opponents Hold Teach-In
by CorpWatch
August 16th, 2000
NEW YORK -- Motivated by a growing concern that the United Nations is in danger of becoming an engine for corporate globalization, leading opponents of globalization will hold a Teach-In in New York coinciding with the United Nation's Millennium Summit.

Coalition Says Global Compact Threatens UN Mission and Integrity
by CorpWatch
July 25th, 2000
An international coalition of human rights and environmental groups denounced a new UN-corporate collaboration as ''threatening the mission and integrity of the United Nations.''

Activists Help End Flawed UN/Corporate Partnership
by CorpWatch
June 14th, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK -- CorpWatch has learned that after a year long campaign by environmentalists, human rights groups, labor unions and other non-governmental organizations a leading UN agency abandoned its perilous partnership with a group of transnational corporations whose tarnished human rights, environmental and development records threatened to rub off on the world body.

Canada Detains and Deports Oil Congress Activists
by CorpWatch
June 9th, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- Bay Area activists set to speak at a teach-in on the human rights and environmental impacts of the oil industry have returned to the United States after having been arrested, detained, and denied entry by Canadian immigration officials at Calgary International Airport.

CorpWatch Names Winners of Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes
by CorpWatch
April 20th, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ford Motor Company ran over the competition and won the Grand Prize of the Corporate Watch Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes Awards.

Groups Expose More United Nations Affiliations with Corporate Predators
by CorpWatch
September 23rd, 1999
SAN FRANCISCO -- Non-governmental organizations have sent a letter to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata and UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy calling for their resignation from the Business Humanitarian Forum (BHF).

Key United Nations Agency Solicits Funds From Corporations
by CorpWatch
March 12th, 1999
NEW YORK -- In a sharp detour from its mission of serving the world's poor, a key UN agency, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has solicited funds from global corporations with tarnished records on human rights, labor and the environment.

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