'Women, youth and children demand development justice, end to plutocracy' - CPG
7 March 2014
Paul Quintos of IBON International, who also represents the Campaign for People's Goals for Sutainable Development (CPG), delivered the opening remarks on Thursday, 6 March 2014, at a United Nations High Level Event organized by the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA) in New York City. This OPGA-HLE, the first in six, is on “Contributions of women, the young and civil society to the post-2015 development agenda.”
The full text of Mr Quintos' speech follows:
On Sustainable Development Finance
The 2nd Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Finance was held in New York City last March 3, 2014. In its sesssion, IBON International's representative Paul Quintos delivered the remarks below.
CSO Partnership Recommendations on HRBA
The CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) advocates the human rights-based approach (HRBA) in development, and concrete HRBA policies to empower the people (as rights-holders) to hold the various development stakeholders (as duty-bearers) accountable.
Southern CSOs: 'We demand a climate fund for people and planet, not private profit'
20 February 2014
Southern civil society organizations issued a statement, dated February 19, on the occasion of the Sixth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board in Bali, Indonesia. Some 28 CSOs, including IBON International, signed the statement demanding a Green Climate Fund "that serves the welfare of people and planet and not private profit."
IBON Int’l Director shares CSO concerns on upcoming GPEDC high-level meeting
Tujan interview on Youtube
IBON International Director Antonio Tujan Jr shares some insights and concerns in an interview after the recent 5th Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Steering Committee (SC) Meeting.
Promoting Equality for Sustainable Development
11 February 2014
The Eighth Session of the Open Working Group (OWG8), an ongoing United Nations process for defining Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), convened from February 3 to 7, 2014 in New York. The OWG, established by the UN General Assembly in January last year to prepare a proposal on SDGs that may be adopted after 2015, discussed the following concerns: (1) Oceans and seas, forests, biodiversity; (2) Promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment; and (3) Conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance.