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CSOs warn vs development ‘exclusively for global elites’
as 1st HLM of GPEDC opens in Mexico

As over 1,500 development leaders gathered in Mexico City for the first High Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), a global civil society platform warned that development must not “remain exclusive for the global elites while ordinary people are denied a life of dignity and justice.” The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), the open platform that participates in the GPEDC process, noted that principles for forging and pursuing a common development agenda had been arrived at in past summits, but implementation has been hampered by “lack of political will.”   Read more...

Statement on ICESDF's session on innovative initiatives and best practices

The Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing (ICESDF) held an outreach event on April 3-4, 2014 on the role of private sector in sustainable development financing and the opportunities in creating new partnerships. In one of its sessions about innovative initiatives and best practices, IBON International representative Jennifer Del Rosario, delivered a statement. Below is the full text of the statement. Read more...

IBON Int'l representative delivers a speech at the 10th Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

IBON International and Peoples’ Movement on Climate Change representative Maria Theresa Nera-Lauron, gave a speech at the 10th session of Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.   Read more...

Brussels protest urges transition to clean energy
25 March 2014

More than 220 people joined a mass action in Brussels, Belgium on 20 March to protest the inaction of the European Union states on climate change. IBON International participated in the mass action, which was led by Friends of the Earth Europe (FoEE) on the occasion of the EU heads of state meeting on climate and energy targets for 2013.    Read more...

Global accountability — reserved mainly for intergovernmental development cooperation?
By Antonio Tujan Jr., IBON International Director

As a pillar of the post-2015 agenda, accountability is crucial in delivering a transformative framework for sustainable development, along with the sustainable development goals and the means of implementation.    Read more...

Shaping global accountability in development cooperation
IBON International Update #1 (2014)

How should an accountable and effective development cooperation look like in the new global development agenda that is being shaped? Various actors in the international development community participating in the just concluded High-Level Symposium of the United Nations Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) strived to contribute different, and sometimes conflicting, perspectives in this course-setting event. Read more...

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