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Contents with tag: People's Goals

8 Jun 2013
Comment on the post-2015 HLP report

Civil Society groups have responded to the long awaited release of the UN High Level Panel’s report to the UN Secretary General on the post 2015 development framework with disappointment. While the report aspires to eradicate extreme poverty and promote sustainable development it has failed to put forward meaningful recommendations or targets that would challenge the economic systems that fuel inequalities and environmental degradation according to diverse civil society groups from around the world.

29 May 2013
People's goals campaign receives positive reception at Commemoration Event for the Vienna Declaration

GENEVA, Switzerland--On the twentieth anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, IBON International joined activists, academics, legal practitioners and UN representatives to consider progress in promoting and protecting economic and social rights.

21 May 2013
People's Goals Campaign: New global goals must uphold farmers' rights, food sovereignty

As the intergovernmental Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) meets this week in New York to discuss food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, desertification and land degradation, the Campaign on People’s Goals for Sustainable Development calls the OWG's attention to the alarming impacts of neoliberal policies on agriculture and on peoples’ food sovereignty.

26 Feb 2013
Give grassroots groups a say in development

An op-ed article written by IBON International/Campaign for People's Goals on Sustainable Development has been published in the Guardian. The article challenges the status quo of the post-2015 development agenda, in which civil society's meaningful participation is at risk.

15 Feb 2013
On Promoting Equality for Sustainable Development

IBON International has just released its policy brief entitled “On Promoting Equality for Sustainable Development.” This paper presents a wide range of policy proposals to tackle inequalities in all domains, which serve as structural barriers in achieving development goals premised on human rights, social justice, and sustainability.

17 Jan 2013
Towards a just and transformative post-2015 development agenda

On January 22, 2013, IBON International, WALHI, INDIES, PCFS and APRN are inviting peoples’ organizations, social movements and non-government organisations from across Indonesia to a workshop titled “Towards a Just and Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda”

5 Nov 2012
CSOs, social movements unite for sustainable dev't goals

Civil society organizations and social movements from the global South have banded together and pledged to Campaign for People's Goals for Sustainable Development. The CPGSD common statement urged governments to abandon the current development model that grants rights and liberties to capital over the rights and freedoms of people and the protection of the environment, and vowed to fight for a new development framework that is founded on the principles of human rights, equality, self-determination, and social, gender and ecological justice.

31 Oct 2012
Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development

We are grassroots organizations, labour unions, social movements, non-governmental organizations and other institutions committed to forging new pathways to the future we want – a future where the common good of all takes precedence over the interests of a tiny elite; where the needs and rights of all people are realized; where the environment is not sacrificed to benefit only the few.

19 Jun 2012
From MDGs to SDGs: learning the right lessons for a transformative development agenda

The temptation to adopt the MDG-approach to the challenge of sustainable development is easy to appreciate. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have proven useful in sparking public awareness on poverty and other key development concerns, and generating consensus around the goal of addressing them. Against the plethora of social, economic and environmental problems confronting the world’s peoples, it is but rational to identify priorities and focus efforts accordingly.

22 Mar 2012
CSOs gather for 3rd High-Level Panel meet on post-2015 agenda

CSOs from across the world are gathered in Bali for the third meeting of a UN-convened High-Level Panel which will produce a report on how the Millennium Development Goals should be replaced in 2015. They are hopeful the HLP will produce the bold recommendations needed on the future of international development – or be prepared to live with the dire consequences of its failure, in the face of multiple crises and entrenched poverty and inequality.

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