World Bank

U.S. Congress Blocks World Bank Move to Slash Safeguards

Date of Release: 
Jan 8 2015

Environmental and social justice groups in the United States and around the world are applauding a provision of the 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act, passed by the U.S. Congress just before the Christmas recess. The measure requires the U.S. Treasury Department to oppose any World Bank policy that provides less protection for the environment or for human rights than the bank’s current safeguards.

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