FMO and FinnFund exit the controversial Agua Zarca project

Both ENDS and SOMO welcome the announcement done today by the Dutch and Finnish development banks, FMO and FinnFund, to exit the controversial Agua Zarca hydroelectric project in Honduras. Conflict about the project has led…

Human Rights Defenders Essential for Development

Development banks should respect human rights in their investments around the world and ensure their activities are not putting human rights and environmental defenders at risk, said SOMO in a joint petition signed by over…

FMO and the Agua Zarca project

Less than two weeks after the brutal murder of Berta Cáceres, another COPINH advocate, Nelson García, was murdered in Honduras. Over the years, COPINH activists have faced violence and intimidation for their opposition to the…

Letter to Dutch government concerning the Agua Zarca project

Following the murder of human rights defender Berta Caceras, today various NGOs submitted a letter to the Dutch government concerning its responsibility to ensure the divestment of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) from the Agua…