Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development : Page 2 of 5
Posted on 31 October 2012
governments and international institutions to break away from the current model of development and undertake meaningful reforms that truly address the needs of present and future generations. In this light we are committed to campaign for peoples’ goals for genuine sustainable development founded on the principles of human rights, equality, self-determination, and social, gender and ecological justice. We are also committed to an autonomous civil society process of formulating and fighting for people’s goals and demands, grounded in grassroots struggles, and challenging those in power.
We demand governments and the international community to adopt concrete commitments and targets, consistent with the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capacities, on the following peoples’ priorities:
- Adopt and enforce appropriate laws and policies backed up by maximum available resources to protect, promote and realize the full range of civil, political, social, cultural and economic rights
- Support realization of human rights universally through international cooperation including the provision of financial and technical resources
- Respect the sovereign right of nations to their own development and over their natural resources.
POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
- Implement progressive and redistributive taxation, public spending and social policies (in education, health, wages and social protection) to minimize economic and social inequality
- Provide support to small-scale farmers, women producers, rural workers’ secure access to water, land, soils, biodiversity, credit and infrastructure to end hunger and poverty.
- Ensure access to energy services for the poor and marginalized.
- Adopt food sovereignty as policy framework towards adequate, safe, nutritious food for all, including policies and investments to support small-scale farmers, women producers, workers and secure access to (and protection of) the water, land, soils, biodiversity, and other resources upon which food security depends.
- Carry out agrarian reform in order to secure worker’s, farmer’s and rural people’s democratic access to land, water resources and seeds, as well as to finance and infrastructure in line with but not limited to the recommendations of the 2006 International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development.
FULL EMPLOYMENT AND DECENT WORK
- Ensure full and productive employment.
- Ensure enforcement of international labour standards for all workers, including women, migrants and workers in the informal economy, with reference to the Decent Work indicators as elaborated by the International Labor Organization (ILO).
- Promote green jobs and gender equality at the workplace.
UNIVERSAL SOCIAL PROTECTION
- Ensure universal access to basic guarantees of social protection with affirmative action in favour of disadvantaged groups in line with, but not limited to the recommendations set in the “Bachelet Report” and ILO Recommendation 202.
- Ensure income security for the unemployed and those whose livelihoods depend on precarious work, the sick, the disabled, pregnant women, children and the elderly as well as on access to health care, education, housing and sanitation.
- Full implementation of international commitments on gender equality, as enshrined in but not limited to, Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
- Ensure equal access and opportunities in employment, land tenure,