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Public service pensions putting profit before people

PSAC opposes the use of Canada Pension Plan (CPP) funds to take water out of public hands in Brazil. The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is buying 45 per cent of Igua Saneamento, a Brazilian sanitation company, that will spend $266 million to help buy the state of Rio De Janeiro’s public water system.

Source: Public Service Alliance of Canada

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018

"The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs.” This is the main message of the Spotlight Report 2018, the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The report was launched on 9 July, the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions.


Water Renationalisation in Cameroon 2018

This briefing was commissioned by Public Services International (PSI) to provide an overview of the re-nationalisation of water supply in Cameroon, which comes into force in May 2018. The briefing covers the following issues. • The history of water privatisation in Cameroon • Workers’ response to privatisation • Public and private performance in terms of expanding access to drinking water • The process of renationalisation • Large privatised construction projects


Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

A common narrative in the human rights community is that human rights are neutral towards the type of water and sanitation provision and provider. The present report challenges this narrative. In the report, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Léo Heller, starts from the premise that specific risks to the enjoyment of the human rights to water and sanitation in situations of privatization exist, and that the exploration of the legal, theoretical and empirical dimensions of these risks is necessary and relevant.

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Webinar: “30 años de privatizaciones en Chile"

Las oficinas regional interamericana y del Cono Sur de la Internacional de Servicios Públicos (ISP) realizaron el martes 23 de junio, en el marco del Día Mundial de los Servicios Públicos de Calidad, el webinar “30 años de privatizaciones en Chile: el laboratorio neoliberal de América Latina y su impacto sobre los servicios públicos en tiempos de COVID". En esta ocasión, se lanzó el estudio “30 años de neoliberalismo en Chile: la privatización de los servicios públicos”, realizado por la ISP en alianza con la Fundación NodoXXI. La publicación releva cómo la pandemia ha dejado al descubierto el error de años de privatizaciones, desmantelamiento y desfinanciación de los servicios públicos en uno de los países donde el neoliberalismo más ha avanzado en la región, y donde ha posibilitado la subordinación de la vida social a las exigencias del mercado.

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