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Bulletin Issue 93 – April 2005

THE FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: THE WORLD BANK

This bulletin is the result of a joint effort carried out by a number of organizations concerned about the role that the World Bank Group plays in forest destruction and the violation of forest peoples’ rights. Participating organizations include the Forest Peoples Programme, Rainforest Foundation UK, Environmental Defense, Global Witness, SinksWatch, CDM Watch, Samata, Down to Earth and World Rainforest Movement. This bulletin is available in printed format as “Broken Promises: How World Bank Group policies fail to protect forests and forest peoples’ rights”. The printed version is illustrated with photos and contains a number of footnotes and references that have not been included in this electronic bulletin. Printed copies can be requested to either from the Forest Peoples Programme (e-mail: julia@forestpeoples.org) or from the World Rainforest Movement (wrm@wrm.org.uy). Additionally, it can be accessed at the WRM web page at the following address: http://www.wrm.org.uy/actors/WB/brokenpromises.html

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