Local authorities adopt ‘responsible investment’ principles
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Local authorities adopt ‘responsible investment’ principles

The representatives of city and local governments, as well as of civil society organizations who gathered in Seville during the International Conference of Governments and Civil Society Organizations in Support of Palestinian Rights, organized by the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity(FAMSI), the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP),United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Junta of Andalusia, with the collaboration of the Parliament of Andalusia, where the event took place, have issued the "Olive Declaration". The document outlines commitments of local authorities and civil society organizations in support of the Palestinian cause. These commitments include:
– "Local governments to commit to responsible investment by not contracting with parties and not twinning with cities that support or benefit from occupation or
violate related prohibitions under international law.
– Civil society to pressure their local and national governments to hold to account Israel and companies complicit with its violations of international humanitarian and human rights law;"

Read the full declaration here.