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Social Watch is an international network of citizens’ organizations struggling to eradicate poverty and the causes of poverty, to ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and the realization of human rights. Social Watch is committed to social, economic and gender justice, and emphasizes the right of all people not to be poor. Social Watch holds governments, the UN system and international organizations accountable for the fulfillment of national, regional and international commitments to eradicate poverty. Social Watch promotes people-centered sustainable development

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Latest publications on this Web site:

Addressing the hidden dimensions of poverty
¤ admin ¤ 14 June 2019
Roberto Bissio, coordinator of Social Watch, participated at the session "What are the implications of this project for civil society organisations?" at the International Conference on “Addressing the Hidden Dimensions of Poverty”. Bissio questioned "If we measure human rights would some of the (...) read more

Towards transformative and inclusive change in Ghana
¤ admin ¤ 14 June 2019
The Network for Women's Rights in Ghana (NETRIGHT), a network of about 100 civil society organizations and over 300 individuals, has followed closely remarks made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the recently ended “Women Deliver Conference” in Vancouver, Canada. We have also followed (...) read more

Philippines: Pass the Tobacco Tax
¤ admin ¤ 28 May 2019
The Philippine Congress, particularly the Senate, has a handful of days left to pass important legislation. One of the urgent bills that the Senate should pass is the increase in the tobacco tax rate. The Executive has strongly endorsed the bill of Senator Manny Pacquiao and has even certified (...) read more

Towards Optimal Expoitation of Salt in Ghana
¤ admin ¤ 27 May 2019
Ghana has the best endowment for and is the biggest producer of solar salt in West Africa. The bulk of the production and export comes from artisanal and small scale (ASM) producers. Third World Network Africa (TWN-Af) presents a research report "Towards Optimal Expoitation of Salt from the (...) read more

Civil Society Shadow Reporting: Meaningful Participation in the Voluntary National Review Process
¤ admin ¤ 27 May 2019
Roberto Bissio, coordinator of Social Watch, Barbara Adams and Jens Martens from Global Policy Forum participated in the session “Civil Society Shadow Reporting: Meaningful Participation in the Voluntary National Review Process”. The Session was co-organized by Social Watch, Global Policy Forum, (...) read more

Austerity undermining SDGs in Spain
¤ admin ¤ 13 May 2019
Spain submitted its first Voluntary National Review in 2018 and the alternative report by La Mundial regrets the lack of dialogue on the SDGs between the government and stakeholders like academia and civil society. Spain is seen as starting late to take note of the 2030 Agenda and the High (...) read more

Jordan: Concentration of powers under IMF oversight
¤ admin ¤ 13 May 2019
Austerity is a major concern for civil society in Jordan. According to the alternative report by Ahmad M. Awad, from the Phenix Center, Measures of ‘fiscal consolidation’ started in 2016 as a condition to unlocking access to IMF aid. Austerity measures were thus implemented, leading to rises in (...) read more

Palestinian NGOs call to stop attacks on the Gaza Strip
¤ admin ¤ 10 May 2019
The Palestinian Non Governmental Organizations Network (PNGO) calls upon the international community to immediately pressure the Israeli occupying forces to stop attacks on the Gaza Strip. PNGO condemns the Israeli occupying forces continuous barbaric attack on Palestinian civilians especially (...) read more

United Nations: Diversification crucial to reduce risks in commodity sector
¤ admin ¤ 9 May 2019
Diversification, in addition to an effective risk management strategy, remains crucial for commodity-dependent developing countries in order to increase resilience and reduce macroeconomic risks related to the commodity sector. This is one of the main conclusions highlighted by the UN (...) read more

Quest for sustainable peace and development under militarized security approaches
¤ admin ¤ 8 May 2019
The 2030 Agenda represents a paradigm shift in terms of universality and interlinked goals, including across borders and affirms the need for a rights-based approach to peace and security, one focused on prevention. At the same time, most governments are still producing, trading and spending (...) read more


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