An open letter to UN Women, WFP and UNDP in Jordan: Don’t reward G4S for their complicity in human rights abuses and violations of international law.
We, the undersigned women’s rights and human rights associations in Jordan, call upon United Nations agencies in Jordan, including the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women), World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to protect human rights by ending your relationship with occupation profiteer security firm G4S.
Jordan BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) expresses outrage and absolute opposition to the signing of the gas deal between Jordan and Israel.
The deal which was signed on September 26th, 2016 between Nobel Energy on behalf of the Israeli side and The National Electric Power Company Ltd. (NEPCO) on behalf of Jordan to import gas from the Leviathan field off the shores of Haifa goes into effect in 2019. By which Israel will supply NEPCO with 300 million cubic feet of natural gas per day for 15 years for 10 billion dollars.
7 private and public companies in Jordan have discontinued their service contracts with G4S, the security company, in response to a global boycott call against G4S’ parent company for its complicity in Israel’s regime of occupation and settler-colonialism.
Three Lebanese filmmakers who were scheduled to participate in an international film training project in Jordan have pulled out after learning that Israel was among its key sponsors.
On Palestinian Prisoners Day : Boycott G4S due to its complicity in Israel’s repression of the Palestinian people and its prisoners
A UN body that has been facing pressure to end its links with security company G4S over its role in Israeli human rights abuses has announced that it no longer has contracts with the company.
G4S has been providing services to UNHCR in Jordan but a spokesperson told a reporter on Monday that the body does not have any contracts with the firm.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Jordan has ended its contract with G4S following a campaign by BDS activists in the country and across the world over the company’s role in Israel’s detention and torture of Palestinian political prisoners and other Israeli human rights violations.
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Jordan has not renewed its contract with security company G4S following a campaign over the firm’s role in Israeli human rights abuses.
The UNOPS in Jordan contract with G4S was worth more than $50,000 in 2014 but UNOPS has now hired a new security service provider to provide security services at its Amman office.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Jordan has announced it will no longer contract with G4S.
The group Jordan BDS hailed the decision as a victory for its year-long campaign, which included a meeting with WFP officials and an open letter signed by dozens of Jordanian organizations to urge the UN agency to end the contract.
This makes WFP the fourth out of six UN agencies in Jordan to ditch the world’s largest security company, following pressure from the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
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